The India China Institute strives to offer a wide range of materials for anyone interested in learning more about what we call the re-emergence of the “India China Story.” Whether you’re an established scholar, a student, a policy analyst, or a curious citizen, our resources offer something for everyone.

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Featured Publications
PRESENTATION: ICI Fellow Milind Murugkar on Indian Food Security & the WTO
Description: Former ICI Fellow Milind Murugkar (2008-10) has recently put together an interesting presentation on the National Food Security Act in India and its connection to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a talk in Delhi in July of 2014 titled “Coordinated Compliance: NFSA and WTO.” View presentation [Powerpoint PPT or Acrobat PDF].


9780415603782BOOK: The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations (Routledge, 2014)


Description: L.H.M. Ling, a former ICI Fellow and a current member of ICI’s Faculty Advisory Committee theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and democratic governance by offering a non-Western alternative to hegemonic debates in IR. The book presents the story of world politics by integrating folk tales and popular culture with policy analysis. It does not exclude current models of liberal internationalism but rather brackets them for another day, another purpose. The deconstruction of IR as a singular unifying school of thought through the lens of a non-Westphalian analytic shows a unique perspective on the forces that drive and shape world politics. This book suggests new ways to articulate and act so that global politics is more inclusive and less coercive. Only then, the book claims, could IR realize what the dao has always stood for: a world of compassion and care.

Click here for more details on the book. In the Fall of 2013 ICI hosted a book launch and discussion. You can watch the event here.


This is just a sample of available publications, articles and presentations that may be of interest. You can browse all of our past publications at the link below. If you are a scholar and want a publication featured here, send us an e-mail.

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Find out about upcoming events hosted by the India China Institute below.
Events Calendar


Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh w/ Rounaq Jahan @ New School University Center Rm. 311
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BANGLADESH_FLYER_FINALICI is happy to announce this important talk we are co-sponsoring with the Development Thought and Policy Seminar Series at The New School. The event will take place Oct. 16th from 4-6pm in the University Center, #311.

Please rsvp for the event to

Rounaq Jahan will present her new book Political Parties in Bangladesh: Challenges of Democratization (Prothoma Prokashan, 2015). The book is organized into six broad chapters, covering theoretical explanations of political parties and political development, and with a detailed look at party systems under different regimes during key phases in Bangladesh’s history. Her analysis focuses on major traits of political parties, their organizational structure and leadership dynamics, who supports the parties and intra-party democratic practice, with special attention to local level politics. She concludes this imporant study by offering her key findings from the study and making recommendations on how to address these issues and challenges. Her talk will be based on this latest book. You can read more about her new book here.

Professor Rounaq Jahan is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh.

Putting Courage at the Center: Reflections on Gandhi w/ Uday Mehta @ University Center (Lower Level, Rm 102)
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Putting Courage at the Center: Reflections on Gandhi w/ Uday Mehta @ University Center (Lower Level, Rm 102)

The Sixth Annual Carol Breckenridge Memorial Lecture in South Asian History:

The India China Institute is pleased to co-sponsor a public talk by Professor Uday Mehta titled “Putting Courage at the Center: Reflections on Gandhi.”

What might it mean to place courage and related notions such as a willingness to die at the center of one’s conception of an ethical life, both for individuals and collectivities? In many ways this pursuit was the informing creed of Gandhi’s life and the link between his ethical and political philosophy. For Gandhi, courage had a centrality that trumped even his opposition to war and the British Empire. It also gave a distinctive hue to the specific connection that Gandhi identified between courage and democracy – a connection that gave no special precedence to familiar political conceptions of democracy.

Uday Singh Mehta is a political theorist whose work encompasses a wide spectrum of philosophical traditions. He has worked on the relationship between freedom and imagination, liberalism’s complex link with colonialism and empire, and more recently with issues of war, peace and non-violence. He is the author of two books, The Anxiety of Freedom: Imagination and Individuality in the Political Thought of John Locke (Cornell University Press, 1992), and Liberalism and Empire: Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought (University of Chicago Press, 1999). In 2002, he was named a Carnegie Foundation scholar. He is currently completing a book on the moral and political thought of M.K. Gandhi. He was an undergraduate at S warthmore College, where he studied mathematics and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Princeton University. He has taught at Princeton University, Cornell, MIT, the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.
The talk will be followed by a reception. RSVP through eventbrite is welcome but not necessary to attend.


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