Book Launch Event Scheduled for Dr. Echeverri-Gent

February 4, 2021
Interpreting Politics: Situated Knowledge, India, and the Rudolph Legacy

The UChicago Center in Delhi, American Institute of Indian Studies, and Oxford University Press will host an international (virtual) launch event for the new book edited by UVA Professor John Echeverri-Gent and UC-Irvine's Kamal Sadiq, Interpreting Politics: Situated Knowledge, India, and the Rudolph Legacy. The book pays tribute to the work of Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph, scholars of Indian politics who "developed an interpretive mode of political analysis centred on the complex processes by which people construct meaning and motivation for political action." The book's essays "analyse how 'situated knowledge' shapes discourse, moral imagination, political strategies, and institutional change. They illuminate how the interaction of caste, class, gender, and religion structures political mobilization; how changing social and political relations affect education policy and civil-military relations; and how political leadership is forging the future of politics in India."

The book launch, to be held on February 26, will feature a panel of distinguished scholars from the US, UK, and India. To RSVP, visit