Democracy and its discontents

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A public seminar/teach-in on India’s recent controversial legislation and popular dissent

The Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have brought masses of people to the street in major Indian cities. Why? Besides proving necessary context, we will trace the logics behind these two laws back into history. Which kind of political events and outbursts have preceded what we see happening now? Besides offering a series of short presentations addressing different angles of the protests, we open up the space for discussion and comments from the audience.

Presentations by

  • Caroline Lillelund, Dept. of Anthropology
  • Elmar Josef Renner, Dept. Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Frauke Mennes, Dept. of Anthropology
  • Ravinder Kaur, Dept. Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

When and where

Tuesday 4 February, 11-13 in room 10.4.05, South Campus.

Feel free to bring your own lunch.