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January 2020

Statement on Recent Violence in Indian Universities

14 JANUARY 2020: As staff and students of Queen Mary University of London, we would like to register our concern and alarm regarding the recent spate of violence on Indian university campuses, notably at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh. [FULL STATEMENT CONTINUES…]

November 2018

South Asia Forum launched with Gyan Prakash public lecture

On Thursday, 1 November 2018, the new Queen Mary South Asia Forum (SAF) was launched with a public lecture from Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University), who spoke on ‘Democracy and Emergency in Modern India’. The lecture drew on material from his new book, Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point (Princeton University Press, 2019), exploring questions of political representation, politics and poetics, imprisonment and the nature of freedom.