Paris, June 2018

June 5th

This meeting brings together members of the CNRS-supported International Associated Laboratory SPINPER (Social Profile of India’s National and Provincial Elected Representatives).

Introduction:
Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS
Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

Chair :
Stéphanie Tawa Lama, CEIAS-EHESS/CNRS
Discussant :
Priyamvada Trivedi, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

1 – Assessing Muslim Under-Representation in Karnataka’s State Assemblies
James Manor, School of Advanced Study, University of London

2 – Do Muslims matter electorally in BJP’s showcase state Gujarat?
Mahesh Langa, Senior Assistant Editor, The Hindu

3 – West Bengal : an under-represented vote bank ?
Delphine Thivet, Université de Bordeaux/Centre Emile-Durkheim

4 –  Who Governs Jammu and Kashmir? A profile of the State Assembly, 1983-2014 and it’s relevance in state politics.
Basim U Nissa, Ashoka University, Trivedi Centre for Political Data

Chair :
Virginie Dutoya, Centre Emile-Durkheim – Université de Bordeaux/CNRS
Discussant :
Kalaisaran A., Madras Institute of Development Studies

5 – The highs and lows of Muslim representation in Uttar Pradesh
Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

6 – Orissa : where Muslims hardly matter
Pralay Kanungo, Leiden University

7 – Analyzing the case of missing Muslims in Maharashtra Assembly
Sarthak Bagchi, Leiden University (Doctoral fellow) / Göttingen University (Global and Transregional Studies Fellow)

8 – Rajasthan : a case of alternation in power
Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS and Jusmeet Singh Sihra, CERI-Sciences Po/Hebrew University
Responsible scientifique: Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS

June 6th

Chair : Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS

All India issues : 9:30 – 13:00

Can Modi and the BJP Achieve and Sustain Hegemony?
James Manor, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Sangh and Sarkar: The RSS Power Centre Shifts from Nagpur to New Delhi
Pralay Kanungo, University of Leiden

Coffee break: 10:45 – 11:00

All that glitters is not gold: The political causes of India’s Economic  Decline
Prem Shankar Jha, The Wire

Fables of Free Speech and Violence: India Towards a Politics of Mania and Modi
Malvika Maheshwari, Ashoka University

The fate of Indian Muslims
Kalaiyasaran A., Madras Institute of Development Studies

Regional challenges : 14:00 – 18:30

Can BJP win West Bengal?
Delphine Thivet, Université de Bordeaux/Centre Emile-Durkheim

Uttar Pradesh, one year after the rise to power of BJP
Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

Coffee break: 15:30 – 15:45

Gujarat: the showcase of BJP rule?
Mahesh Langa, Senior Assistant Editor, The Hindu

Conceptualizing, Measuring and Understanding Discrimination Against Dalits in Gujarat
Priyamvada Trivedi, Ashoka University, Trivedi Centre for Political Data

Kashmir since 2014. Trends in the civil unrest and their significance for party politics.
Basim U Nissa, Ashoka University, Trivedi Centre for Political Data

Responsable scientifique: Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS

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