Indian Democracy Today

Date and Time

August 29, 2022

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


CPR Conference Room

K.C. Suri, Former Professor

University of Hyderabad

Hilal Ahmed

Associate Professor, CSDS

Neelanjan Sircar

Senior Fellow, CPR

Moderator Laurence Gautier

Head Researcher, CSH

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) invite you to a panel discussion on:

Indian Democracy Today

K.C. Suri, Former Professor, University of Hyderabad
Hilal Ahmed, Associate Professor, CSDS
Neelanjan Sircar, Senior Fellow, CPR

Laurence Gautier, Head Researcher, CSH

About the Panel Discussion:
India’s democratic trajectory has been unique in many respects. There are very few countries outside the developed world of North America and West Europe who have defied many pre-conditions of maintaining democratic regimes. In the past few years, there is an emerging consensus that the democracy project is undergoing a global recession and India too is part of this larger trend. The liberal facets of Indian democracy are indeed under duress. As India completes 75th year of its Independence, this panel will place the country’s democratic journey in a historical and comparative perspective. The panelists will also reflect on the future of India’s democracy project.