Although India became independent in August 1947, community leaders were planning for an independent state long before. Focusing on the ways that Indian Dalit and women activists attempted to redefine ideas of democracy and unity to make Indian politics more open to them, Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel will draw attention to minority attempts to reconceptualize universal citizenship, Indian identity, dissent, and principled democracy during a moment of uncertainty in India’s political life. Please join us on Tuesday, April 14 at 2 PM on Zoom (online). To register, please visit here.
Tuesday, April 14
Online: Understanding the All India Phenomenon
Democracy and Unity in India (1940-1960)
Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel
Asian Studies Center