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Lok Sabha 2019: Insights into the Indian General Elections

KG apskritas stalas 20190408As the citizens of the world’s largest democracy prepare to go to the polling booths in April and May 2019, this round-table discussion aims to understand why the upcoming Indian general elections have been named as one of the most important elections in the recent Indian history.

It will investigate how the controversially evaluated 5 years’ term of the currently ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) affected India’s social, cultural and political milieu as well as its international relations and how this could affect the 2019 Lok Sabha election results.

We are particularly interested in the current cultural, social and religious dynamics of the Indian politics and how this is felt and experienced at the grassroots level. Uniting Indian and Lithuanian scholars from international relations and area studies, this round-table discussion will attempt to provide insights into the current political situation in India and its effects on cultural, social and everyday life of Indian citizens.

Discussants:

Prof. A. K. Ramakrishnan (Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of International Studies)
Prof. Phool Badan (Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of International Studies)
Prof. Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University, Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies)
Assoc. Prof. K. B. Usha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of International Studies)
Assoc. Prof. Šarūnas Paunksnis (Kaunas University of Technology)
Assoc. Prof. Konstantinas Andrijauskas (Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences)
Dr. Runa Chakraborty Paunksnis (Vilnius University, Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies)

Chair:
Dr. Kristina Garalytė

The round-table will take place on 8 April (Monday) at 16:00–19:00 in Hindi auditorium
(Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University).


 

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