Conference on the Political Economy of Contemporary India

 Nov 20-21, 2014

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Organizing Committee:
R. Nagaraj and Sripad Motiram

Conference Secretariat:

Ms. Jayshree Borkar. Tel: +91-22-28416586. E-mail:

Conference Programme

Day 1: Nov 20, 2014

8:30-9:00 A.M.             Registration

9:00-9:15 A.M.             Inaugural Remarks, S. Mahendra Dev

9:15-11:30 A.M.           Session 1: Macroeconomic Considerations

11:30-11:45 A.M.        Tea Break

11:45 A.M.-1:15 P.M.  Session II: Interstate and Regional Narratives

1:15-2:30 P.M.            Lunch

2:30-4:45 P.M.            Session III: Labour

4:45-5:00 P.M.            Tea Break

5:00-6:45 P.M.            Panel Discussion (On Political Economy/Macro issues)

  • Chair: C. Ram Manohar Reddy (Economic and Political Weekly)
  • Pranab Bardhan (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Siddharth Varadarajan (Shiv Nadar University)
  • Abhijit Sen (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  • Gautam Mody (New Trade Union Initiative)


Day 2: Nov 21, 2014

9:00-10:30 A.M.            Session 1V: State Level Political Economy

10:30-10:45 A.M.        Tea Break

10:45 A.M.-1:00 P.M.  Session V: Issues in Land Acquisition I

1:00-2:00 P.M.            Lunch

2:00-3:30 P.M.            Session VI: Land Acquisition II

3:30-3:45 P.M.            Tea Break

3:45-5:15 P.M.            Session VII: Politics and Legality of Land and Employment

5:15-6:30 P.M.            Panel Discussion (On Land, Food and Natural Resources)

6:30-6:45 P.M.            Vote of Thanks

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