Ethical Reflections on Contemporary India

Date and Time

February 24, 2023

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Online via Zoom and CPR Conference Room

Rajeev Bhargava

Former Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to a lecture on:

Ethical Reflections on Contemporary India

Speaker: Rajeev Bhargava, Former Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Friday, 24 February 2023, 4 PM IST at the CPR office conference room (Dharma Marg, New Delhi) and online via Zoom.

About the Lecture

Is it possible to bring groups with divergent views to discuss each other’s point of view? And do so reasonably, with an open mind? Rajeev Bhargava believes that the legitimate concerns of all those who feel disenchanted can actually be addressed using the lens of India Republic’s founding narrative and its ethical ideals. The talk would focus on what India’s collective good is and what is needed to heal some of its divisions.

About the Speaker

Rajeev Bhargava has been at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies since 2005 and is currently the director of its newly launched Institute of Indian Thought. He was the Director of the centre from 2007-2014. He has been a Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1980-2005), and between 2001 and 2005 was Head, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

Bhargava’s publications include Individualism in Social Science (1992), What is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It? (2010) and The Promise of India’s Secular Democracy (2010). His edited works are Secularism and Its Critics (1998) and Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution (2008). Bhargava is on the advisory board of several national and international institutions, and was a consultant for the UNDP report on cultural liberty.

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