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The UK branch of the Commonwealth Journalists Association and Hurst Publishers and organising a launch of J.J. Robinson’s book,
The Maldives: IslamicRepublic, Tropical Autocracy
19 November 2015
3 – 5 p.m.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of …

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Real progress in Modi’s India .. or just hype?

Submitted by on May 22, 2015 – 9:47 amNo Comment

modiwebNarendra Modi became Prime Minister of India a year ago after inflicting a crushing electoral defeat on the Congress party and its allies. His victory reflected a broad-based desire for change and economic growth, driven by  a new, young and aspirational India that wanted a prime minister and a government that would deliver. A distinguished panel will assess the government’s performance one year on, looking at how far Modi has fulfilled the role expected of him, and whether critics are right in suggesting not enough has been achieved so far.

Tuesday June 2nd, 6.30 to 8 pm, Room G22, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

 With support from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Please register if you would like to attend, at

Chair: Andrew Whitehead, visiting senior research fellow at the King’s India Institute and former editor of BBC World Service News.

Speakers: Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director, South Asia Centre, LSE

Dhruv Chhatralia, Dhruv Chhatralia, corporate lawyer and member of the India Desk, Squire Patton Boggs

John Elliott, journalist and author, IMPLOSION: India’s Tryst with Reality

Sanjay Jagatia, Secretary-General, Hindu Council UK.

Professor Daya Thussu, Co-director, India Media Centre, University of Westminster.

Entry £5, CJA members and students free

A drinks reception will follow the debate, CJA members have first drink free, non-members £3.

(For further information contact Rita Payne, 07834 845240)

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