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  • Center for the Advanced Study of India
    Survey Social Attitudes Electoral Politics Welcome Since its founding in 1992 the Center for the Advanced Study of India CASI has continued to uphold Penn s global reputation as a leading center of research in South Asian studies The goals of the Center are threefold The first goal is to engage in policy relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India The second goal is to nurture students interest in contemporary India through internships at the Center and interactions with visiting scholars who are in residence at CASI as well as by providing them with opportunities to work and conduct research in India And third the Center aims to act as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars workshops and conferences year round and through our online publication India in Transition which provides scholars around the world a medium to exchange ideas about contemporary India Devesh Kapur Director Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India New in Print Diaspora The Worldwide Web The Economist May 23 2015 Recovery in Nepal Prashant Jha The New Yorker May 5 2015 A Philadelphia Story Avijit Ghosh The Times of India May 4 2015 Student Programs Blog One Last Week of Travel Falling Into Routine Oh Hot Dam Beauty within Madurai Three Days in Dharamsala More Featured Scholar Hema Swaminathan Assistant Professor Centre for Public Policy Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Hema Swaminathan is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Public Policy Indian Institute of Management Bangalore India She is broadly interested in unpacking household processes with a focus on poverty and inequality Her recent and ongoing research focuses on wealth and asset distribution across individuals and its implications for welfare outcomes examining the impact of inheritance and marital regimes on wealth accumulation understanding the links

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  • About | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    the study of contemporary India A national resource it fills an urgent need for objective knowledge of India s politics and society rapidly changing economy and transformation as both an ancient civilization and major contemporary power The Center s key goals are to nurture a new generation of scholars across disciplines and to provide a forum for dialogue among the academic business and foreign policy communities Through its collaborative research initiatives seminars conferences publications and outreach the Center provides in depth policy relevant analysis of the most pressing issues facing India and the Indo US relationship today CASI Enriching Research and Debate on Contemporary India The Center for the Advanced Study of India CASI was born a year after India launched its historic economic reforms Founded in 1992 by Prof Francine Frankel as the first academic research center in the United States for the study of contemporary India CASI is today recognized as a national resource addressing the urgent need for objective knowledge of India s rapidly changing society politics and economy and the forces and processes behind them Now under the direction of Prof Devesh Kapur the Center further expands the University of Pennsylvania s leadership on South Asian studies through its research focus on India s economic transition governance and politics security and foreign policy human capital and media The Center s key goals are to nurture a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars and to provide a forum for public dialogue among the academic business and foreign policy communities At CASI our newly endowed Nand Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series brings leading India experts to the Penn campus We anticipate this public program will extend the dialogue on India across the University and in the greater Philadelphia community As part of our commitment to young scholars and future

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  • CASI: An Institutional History | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    no gift of prophesy to predict that at that time the world will include a vigorous India possibly politically free conceivably a dominant power in the Orient and certainly intellectually vital and productive How can Americans who have never met India in their educational experience be expected to live intelligently in such a world Are we to wait until some cataclysm brought about in large part by our own ignorance and misunderstanding forces India on our attention Or are we to plan our intellectual life so as to foresee the needs of the future W Norman Brown Founder of the first department of South Asian Studies in the U S at Penn India and Humanistic Studies in America in American Council of Learned Societies Bulletin 1939 The Center for the Advanced Study of India CASI was founded in 1992 by Prof Francine R Frankel from Penn s Department of Political Science as the first academic research center in the United States for the study of contemporary India Building on Penn s longstanding commitment to and unmatched resources in South Asia Studies CASI is a unique research institution of international excellence linking American and Indian academics policymakers civil society representatives and business leaders with a mission to nurture a new generation of young scholars of contemporary India Devesh Kapur the current Director was appointed to this role in 2006 CASI was established in a context of complex and wide ranging transitions With the end of the Cold War both India and the United States recognized new potential for cooperation economic technological and political CASI s focus on India represented the new realities of the international environment in which Asia would play a significantly greater role in global issues affecting the U S CASI s founding only a year after India launched its historic economic reforms also coincided with a moment of extraordinary internal dynamism and flux within India and a period of unprecedented transformation in the country s economic political and social landscape These transitions and rapidly evolving contexts shaped by intensifying globalization and interdependence demanded new intellectual approaches and a reassessment of the role of area studies in international programs a challenge which CASI both anticipated and was uniquely positioned to address through collaborations with Indian institutions and within the U S UPIASI Established This foresight was translated further still with the establishment of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India UPIASI CASI s counterpart institution in New Delhi in 1997 UPIASI has developed a strong research program and presence of its own under the leadership of Dr E Sridharan GR 89 and plays a key role in facilitating CASI s deep and distinctive research partnerships and student programs in India CASI s Endowed Chair In 2003 as a result of a successful endowment drive and campaign championed by CASI s International Advisory Board the Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India was established at Penn under terms that ensure the permanence of

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  • People | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    India s Tribal Populations Public Private Sector Governance Higher Education Mandis Agricultural Markets and Market Towns in India Political Business Relations in India Rebuilding State Capacity in India Annual Political Economy Workshop International Security and Foreign Policy Engaging the World Indian Foreign Policy and the Future of Asia Urbanization and Social Change India s Urban Future Lok Survey Social Attitudes and Electoral Politics Newsletter Archive Student Programs India Summer Internship

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  • CASI Faculty and Staff | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    Contact Us Research Publications New in Print India in Transition CASI Working Papers Indian Migration Indians in America The Work and Lives of a New Immigrant Group Can Talent Abroad Help Reform Institutions at Home Socially Marginalized Groups India s Dalits Markets Social Institutions Dalit Entrepreneurship Markets Social Institutions Survey of Dalit Households India s Tribal Populations Public Private Sector Governance Higher Education Mandis Agricultural Markets and Market Towns in India Political Business Relations in India Rebuilding State Capacity in India Annual Political Economy Workshop International Security and Foreign Policy Engaging the World Indian Foreign Policy and the Future of Asia Urbanization and Social Change India s Urban Future Lok Survey Social Attitudes and Electoral Politics Newsletter Archive Student Programs India Summer Internship Program Summer Research Travel Funds Sobti Family Fellowship Fund Contact Us Events Calendar Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series Conferences Workshops Indus Science Tech About Agriculture Biotechnology Current News Educational Research Institutions Energy Entrepreneurship Innovations Space Giving Giving Online Friends of CASI Program People Faculty and Staff International Advisory Board Faculty Advisory Committee Visiting Scholars Fellows Research Affiliates Home About Us People Faculty and Staff CASI Faculty and Staff Devesh Kapur Director Juliana Di Giustini Deputy Director Georgette Chryssanthakopoulos

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  • International Advisory Board | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    s Tribal Populations Public Private Sector Governance Higher Education Mandis Agricultural Markets and Market Towns in India Political Business Relations in India Rebuilding State Capacity in India Annual Political Economy Workshop International Security and Foreign Policy Engaging the World Indian Foreign Policy and the Future of Asia Urbanization and Social Change India s Urban Future Lok Survey Social Attitudes and Electoral Politics Newsletter Archive Student Programs India Summer Internship Program Summer Research Travel Funds Sobti Family Fellowship Fund Contact Us Events Calendar Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series Conferences Workshops Indus Science Tech About Agriculture Biotechnology Current News Educational Research Institutions Energy Entrepreneurship Innovations Space Giving Giving Online Friends of CASI Program About Us CASI History People UPIASI Contact Us Home About Us People International Advisory Board International Advisory Board Tania Ahuja Risk Architecture Citigroup Mukulika Banerjee Inaugural Director LSE South Asia Centre Associate Professor Department of Anthropology The London School of Economics and Political Science Marshall M Bouton Senior Fellow CASI IAB Chairman 2004 12 President Emeritus Chicago Council on Global Affairs Patricia Dhar Director of Admissions American Embassy School New Delhi Seth M Ginns Managing Director Jennison Associates Devesh Kapur ex officio Director Center for the Advanced Study of India Associate Professor of Political Science Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India University of Pennsylvania Charles R Kaye Co Chief Executive Officer Warburg Pincus LLC Shiv Vikram Khemka Chairman The Global Education Leadership Foundation Vice Chairman SUN Group Zia Mody Founder and Senior Partner AZB Partners Dhananjay M Pai President Chief Operating Officer P Schoenfeld Asset Management LP Mrs Smita D Parekh Director The United World Colleges India Sandra E Peterson Group Worldwide Chairman Member of the Executive Committee Johnson Johnson Ramanan Raghavendran Chairman Amasia Parag Saxena Founding Partner CEO New Silk Route Partners and Founding Partner

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  • Faculty Advisory Committee | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    Institutions Dalit Entrepreneurship Markets Social Institutions Survey of Dalit Households India s Tribal Populations Public Private Sector Governance Higher Education Mandis Agricultural Markets and Market Towns in India Political Business Relations in India Rebuilding State Capacity in India Annual Political Economy Workshop International Security and Foreign Policy Engaging the World Indian Foreign Policy and the Future of Asia Urbanization and Social Change India s Urban Future Lok Survey Social Attitudes and Electoral Politics Newsletter Archive Student Programs India Summer Internship Program Summer Research Travel Funds Sobti Family Fellowship Fund Contact Us Events Calendar Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series Conferences Workshops Indus Science Tech About Agriculture Biotechnology Current News Educational Research Institutions Energy Entrepreneurship Innovations Space Giving Giving Online Friends of CASI Program People Faculty and Staff International Advisory Board Faculty Advisory Committee Visiting Scholars Fellows Research Affiliates Home About Us People Faculty Advisory Committee Faculty Advisory Committee Daud Ali Interim Director South Asia Center Associate Professor Department of South Asia Studies School of Arts and Sciences Shyamkrishna Balganesh Professor of Law University of Pennsylvania Law School Jere Behrman William R Kenan Jr Professor of Economics Research Associate at the Population Studies Center School of Arts and Sciences Jamal J Elias Walter H Annenberg Professor in the Humanities Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies School of Arts and Sciences Francine R Frankel Founding Director CASI Professor Emerita of Political Science Kathleen D Hall Past Director of the South Asia Center Associate Professor Education Anthropology Graduate School of Education Femida Handy Professor School of Social Policy and Practice Vijay Kumar UPS Foundation Professor Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics MEAM Computer and Information Science CIS Electrical and Systems Engineering ESE School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Michael W Meister W Norman Brown Professor of South Asia Studies Department of History of Art

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  • CASI Visiting Scholars / Fellows Program | Center for the Advanced Study of India
    America The Work and Lives of a New Immigrant Group Can Talent Abroad Help Reform Institutions at Home Socially Marginalized Groups India s Dalits Markets Social Institutions Dalit Entrepreneurship Markets Social Institutions Survey of Dalit Households India s Tribal Populations Public Private Sector Governance Higher Education Mandis Agricultural Markets and Market Towns in India Political Business Relations in India Rebuilding State Capacity in India Annual Political Economy Workshop International Security and Foreign Policy Engaging the World Indian Foreign Policy and the Future of Asia Urbanization and Social Change India s Urban Future Lok Survey Social Attitudes and Electoral Politics Newsletter Archive Student Programs India Summer Internship Program Summer Research Travel Funds Sobti Family Fellowship Fund Contact Us Events Calendar Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series Conferences Workshops Indus Science Tech About Agriculture Biotechnology Current News Educational Research Institutions Energy Entrepreneurship Innovations Space Giving Giving Online Friends of CASI Program People Faculty and Staff International Advisory Board Faculty Advisory Committee Visiting Scholars Fellows Research Affiliates Home About Us People Visiting Scholars Fellows CASI Visiting Scholars Fellows Program CASI s Visiting Scholars Fellows Program is designed to bring individuals to the University of Pennsylvania with different areas of expertise from academia the bureaucracy and civil services NGOs and civil society such as media Fellows and Scholars are in residence at CASI for a period of two months They participate in Center events engage in a scholarly research project present their research as a part of the CASI seminar series and interact with undergraduate and graduate students and Penn faculty The program aligns with the Center s key goals to nurture a new generation of intellectual leadership on contemporary India CASI also collaborates with departments and schools across Penn to co sponsor visiting scholars and fellows Outside Penn CASI has partnered with the New India

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