Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

Another Book Launch Event for Prof. Echeverri-Gent

April 9, 2021

Boston University's Center for the Study of Asia will host a 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 event will feature a panel discussion with distinguished scholars from BU, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Harvard, along with the book's editors. More details here: http://www.bu.edu/asian/2021/01/13/interpreting-south-asian-politics-the...