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Talk: Globalization as Regime Change: Imperial India in Global Asia

Please RSVP to Kamal Hassan at for any other concerns please email the organizer Dr Jayeeta Sharma at

Abstract: This talk concerns the trend toward debt-driven growth inside development regimes in the post-1950-era that generated pressures toward various versions of national debt-bondage and promoted policy regimes of structural adjustment. India was the last South Asian state to go down the neo-liberal road under hegemonic state-business partnership; like China, it provides an interesting case of internally driven structural adjustment regime change. A renowned historian, Professor Ludden broadens scholarly perspectives beyond methodological nationalism to take into account India's imperial heritage inside the world of the Cold War, in his new book History Inside Globalization: Spatial Power and Inequity in Asia which focuses on the reproduction and transformation of imperial forms of knowledge, power, authority, and inequity inside the world of nations under globalization.

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