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The 2015 Delhi Elections: what do they tell us about Indian democracy?

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The elections in Delhi in February 2015 have been hailed as a defining moment in the working of Indian democracy. the stunning victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (‘Common Man’s Party’) and the defeat of the ruling BJP , surprised most observers. The reasons and implications of this result continue to be widely debated. This panel discussion ntends to take that debate forward. Leading scholars of India’s democracy will reflect on the implications of the election for India’s democracy. They include: Dr Richanan Bajpai, SOAS , Dr Mukulika Banerjee, LSE , Dr Shruti Kapila, Cambridge, Dr Lisa Mitchell, Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall and University of Pennsylvania; Dr Ornit Shani, Visiting Fellow, St John’s College and Haifa University. Chair: Dr Ramnarayan Rawat, Smuts Visiting Fellow and University of Delaware. the audience is invited to participate in the discussion, after opening remarks by the panellists. A wine reception will follow this event to which all are invited.

This talk is part of the Centre of South Asian Studies occasional events series.

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