Vilnius conference on Contemporary India: Challenges and Prospects

The India Studies Center of the Mykolo Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania, organised a higly interesting conference entitled  ”Contemporary India: Challenges and Prospects” on 7–8 October 2013. The initiative came from Rajsekhar Basu, current ICCR Visiting Professor in Contemporary Indian Studies at the university, and it drew participants from India and several European countries. Professor Staffan Lindberg, Lund University (and former SASNET Director), delivered the key note address on Rural Transformation in India. Other speakers included Dr. Stig Toft Madsen from the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen; and Dr. Benjamin Zachariah, University of Heidelberg. See the programme.