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June 30, 2010

Expert line-up for the University of Montreal’s upcoming Summer School on India

This year’s Summer School on India at the University of Montreal is drawing in some of the world’s leading experts on India today. A dozen speakers are set to give their in-depth views on the emergence and importance of the new Indian giant. The seminar will run from Monday, July 5th to Saturday, July 10th, 2010, and will offer simultaneous lectures in both English and French.

Among the topics covered:

  • Democracy and Capitalism in the Land of Castes
  • Religion and Spirituality : From Foundational Myths to Daily Practices
  • Social Inequalities and Justice in India
  • The Central Place of Family and Marriage
  • Indian Economy and the World of Indian Business
  • Sustainable Development and Education
  • India in the World : Diaspora, Regional and International Policies
  • Women in India : Daily life and informal economy
  • Discovering Bollywood

The training course will be led by, among others, Christophe Jaffrelot, France’s renowned India specialist, Mira Kamdar, from the World Policy Institute and Karine Bates, anthropologist specializing in Indian women issues. Anju Musafir, Founder & Director Mahatma Gandhi International School, India and Sanjeev Rao, Founder, Gateway 2 India, Bangalore, India, will also give a lecture.

The University of Montreal’s Summer School caters to local citizens, members of public office, journalists, business managers and members of NGOs who are interested in international issues. Graduate students are also eligible for credits at the Masters level.

For more detailed information in English click here.

For more detailed information in French click here.

The University of Montreal offers this week of lectures in two versions, entirely in English and entirely in French.

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