The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD), Ashoka University, invite you to a virtual discussion on: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India: Discussing 'The Population Myth' by S Y Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
- Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics and Founding Director, Centre for Economic Data and Analysis, Ashoka University
- Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology, King's India Institute, London
- Mohammad A Khan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka Univeristy
- Gilles Verniers, Co-Director, TCPD and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ashoka Univeristy and Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR
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About the Discussion
CPR-TCPD Dialogues presents a panel discussion of Dr S Y Quraishi's book - The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India. The discussion will focus on three main aspects of the book- the history of family planning policy with a focus on the emergency, reflections on the compatibility of Islam and family planning and a discussion of comparative statistics on the use of contraception. The panel comprises Dr Christophe Jaffrelot, Dr Mohammad A Khan and Dr Ashwini Deshpande. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Gilles Verniers.
About the Series
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues on Indian Politics brings together academicians, policy and political practitioners, and civil society actors to grapple with important social and political issues in India. It provides a forum for intellectually rigorous, non-partisan commentary to strengthen public discourse on politics in India. This dialogue series is an effort to understand the changing dynamics of Indian political parties, the impact of new and emerging social movements and the use of new instruments of mobilisation in our polity.
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues is curated by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) at Ashoka University. Founded in 1973, CPR is one of India’s leading think tanks, providing rigorous policy research on a variety of issues. Founded in 2015, TCPD is among India’s most well-respected institutions working with political data, providing data-driven research, policy work and journalism on India’s political life by producing and disseminating in open access scientifically collected and treated political data. The CPR-TCPD Dialogues leverages the unique strengths of these two institutions to provide rigorous and innovative commentary on India’s social and political challenges.