The Australia India Institute is delighted to host its second Baba Amte Memorial Lecture. Baba Amte (Murlidhar Devidas Amte, 1914-2008), was a social activist and champion of India’s lepers and outcastes. Born to a wealthy Brahmin family in Maharashtra, Amte came to be known as Baba, a nickname acquired in childhood. He trained and practised as a lawyer and became involved in the movement for Indian independence from Britain acting as a defence lawyer for leaders of the freedom movement imprisoned in the 1942 Quit India movement.
One of the world’s leading experts on contemporary India, Professor Craig Jeffrey, has been appointed the next Director of the Australia India Institute
Australia will seek to expand its services exports to India when its trade and investment minister Andrew Robb lands in New Delhi next week for his third visit this year.
The Australia India Institute was honoured to welcome the new Indian High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Mr Navdeep Suri at a private roundtable event held at the Institute's office on Friday June 12.