Tag: India Rising

Podcast – A Land of Languages

There are 22 official languages in India, but more than 780 have been recognised. It can be a challenge to communicate across the country, and while the most common language is Hindi there’s communication of all sorts in a variety of dialects and scripts. Guests: Professor Robin Jeffrey, Professor Ian Woolford Host: Matthew Smith

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Podcast – Religion and Caste

Religion and caste divide Indians in many ways – religion primarily between Hindu and Muslim, with Hindus further divided by a complex caste system that can influence where they work, how they live and who they marry. How is modern India dealing with internal divisions? Guest: Professor Robin Jeffrey Host: Matthew Smith

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Podcast: Waste of a Nation

With a fast-growing population and aspirations to join the throwaway prosperity of the developed world, India generates vast quantities of waste, sewage and pollution. How does it deal with the problem? Guests: Emeritus Professor Robin Jeffrey, Associate Professor Assa Doron Host: Matthew Smith

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Podcast – Dynastic Leadership

Over the years, the Indian National Congress has largely looked to the Nehru-Gandhi family for leadership, making them powerful figures in India’s political landscape. Does current leader Rahul Gandhi have what it takes? Guest: Emeritus Professor Robin Jeffrey Host: Matthew Smith

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