Advisory - Precocious India: Economic Transformation and Political Conflict

    OTTAWA, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - One of India's foremost political analysts
will be in Ottawa on October 22 as part of the India Lectures organized by
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Dr. Pratap Bhanu
Mehta will speak on "Precocious India: Economic Transformation and Political
Conflict in Contemporary India." He will touch on the radical economic,
social, and political changes that have revolutionized India in recent

    Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor

    Dr. Mehta is President of the Centre for Policy Research, an independent,
non-partisan research institute and think tank in New Delhi. He is one of
India's most prolific media commentators on social and political affairs, and
has published on constitutionalism, law, democracy, and public institutions.
Dr. Mehta is currently serving his first term as a member of IDRC's Board of
    Dr. Mehta's talk is the second in a year-long series on India organized
by IDRC. The India Lectures highlights the wealth of eminent thinkers and
stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series is being
held to celebrate IDRC's 25th anniversary of its office in New Delhi and the
Centre's enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners.
    The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous
interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged
to register by calling Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at 613-236-6163, ext. 2343.
    For more information, visit

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knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For nearly 40
years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the
developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous

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For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 236-6163, ext.
2343, (613) 816-7620,

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