December 12, 2018
The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) in association with Sciences Po, a world leading university in social sciences, is organizing an exclusive Panel discussion on ‘Nation building & Nationalism: a comparison between India and Europe’ in Mumbai.
The panel discussion will be a dialogue between Dr Christophe Jaffrelot, Sciences Po Professor and Mr Ravin Mirchandani, Chairman of Ador Powertron and moderated by Mr Sidharth Bhatia, Founder Editor of news portal The Wire.
Profile of Dr Christophe Jaffrelot
India and most of the European countries have a two-fold definition of nationalism and nation-building. Nationalism is a bicephal figure with a territorial and secular face on one hand and ethnic one on the other. Nation-building also offers a dual pattern, with a centralized power vs a federal model. How do the four boxes of this matrix translate in India and Europe? This question resonates strongly today, with India and Europe facing similar political trends: ethnic nationalism at the expense of the minorities and more concentration of power at the expense of democracy.
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