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Challenges to Indian Democracy

Challenges to Indian Democracy
Speaker: Mrs Brinda Karat # MP Rayja Sabha; Speaker: Mr Prakash Karat # Secretary-General CPI (M)
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30th Oct 2017 17:00 - 30th Oct 2017 19:00
Teviot Lecture Theatre (G.152), The Anatomical Museum,

The South Asian Students Association (SASA), in collaboration with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), is delighted to invite you to attend a talk by renowned Indian politicians Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat.  Mr. and Mrs. Karat will engage with students, scholars and the wider community on the themes of challenges to South Asian democracy, communal harmony, and secularism.  Prakash Karat, one of the leading figures of left-wing politics in India, is largely responsible for the formulation of the policies and ideologies of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), of which he was the General Secretary from 2005 to 2015. As the largest left-wing party, it has had a significant impact on the political landscape of India.  At Edinburgh, influenced by Marxist ideologies, he became active in student politics and took part in anti-apartheid protests for which he was rusticated and later reinstated on good behaviour. His thesis "Language and politics in modern India" is widely quoted by students and scholars.

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