We increasingly hear of a coming "Asian century" that will be dominated by the economic strength and political power of countries like India. But some, given the deep fault-lines within Indian society, politics, economics, and culture, suggest that talk of Indian superstardom is highly premature.
On Wednesday, April 7, McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development in partnership with the International Development Research Centre and the Dean of Arts Development Fund, will welcome Dr. Ramachandra Guha for a free public lecture, Ten Reasons Why India Will Not and Must Not Become a Superpower.
Named one of the fifty most influential people in India, Dr. Guha is a historian and biographer based in Bangalore. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages, earning him a reputation as "Indian democracy's preeminent chronicler," according to Time magazine. He has taught at the universities of Yale, Stanford, of California (Berkeley).
Dr. Guha's most recent book, India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy, has won numerous awards and was chosen as a Book of the Year by the Economist, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out, and Outlook.
WHO: Dr. Ramachandra Guha
WHAT: Ten Reasons Why India Will Not and Must Not Become a Superpower
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: McGill Faculty Club, Ballroom, 3450 McTavish Street