Indian Democracy: Origins, Trajectories, Contestations , an edited volume from Alf Nilsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Anand Vaidya, taking a deep look at the forces behind the world’s largest democracy, what works, what doesn’t and hasn’t for a long time. LISTEN HERE.
Each month starting November 2017, I'll be speaking to authors about their new books in South Asian Studies, very broadly defined, on the New Books Network podcast. With over 70 "channels" dedicated to area studies, history, art, fiction, popular culture and critical theory, the NBN is a consortium of podcasts devoted to introducing authors to new and old audiences, in and outside academia.
After a hiatus, I spoke to historian Benjamin Robert Siegel this past October about his book Hungry Nation: Food, Famine and the Making of Modern India In his first book (Cambridge University Press 2018). LISTEN HERE.