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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.