Indians are now among the most economically successful minorities in the US. What are their backgrounds–social, regional, and educational? Where are they concentrated–professionally and geographically? What are their political inclinations?
Pradeep K. Chhibber (University of California,
How should one assess the political and economic significance of P.V. Narasimha Rao, India’s 9th Prime Minister (1991–96)? It was a period when market-oriented economic reforms were introduced. It was also a time when the Babri mosque came down and vicious communal rioting took place.
Barkha Dutt (Eminent Journalist, Author)
Vinay Sitapati (Ashoka University)
Gurcharan Das (Former CEO of Procter & Gamble India, Author, Commentator)
T.N. Ninan (Business Standard, Author)
Salman Khurshid (Former Cabinet Minister, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India)
Have caste reservations achieved their objectives? In what respects have they failed or succeeded? Are there other ways of addressing centuries-long socioeconomic inequalities?
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University)
Francesca R. Jensenius (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)
Sudhir Krishnaswamy (Co-founder of Centre for Law & Policy Research, Lawyer, Author)
Simon Chauchard (Dartmouth College)
Mihir Sharma (Observer Research Foundation)
Do forms of Dalit politics vary in different states? In which states have they been more politically effective? How and why? Are there cross-regional lessons?
Niraja Gopal Jayal (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
How far has the idea of SEZs come? What political coalitions brought them about? What forces opposed? What were the costs and benefits?
Ashutosh Varshney and Pradeep Chhibber.