Equality: Keywords for India

Australia India Institute www.aii.unimelb.edu.au

Indian citizens have a fundamental right to equality, recognized in the 1950 Constitution. But caste, religious, gender and sexual equality remain elusive for many Indians. Indians also debate whether recent market liberalization is making things better or worse.

This talk explores the meaning and reality of equality in post-independence India, how things are changing today, and the prospects for greater equality in the future.

Professor Steven I. Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University, where he also chairs the Political Science department