CHALLENGE OF INDIA
India is arousing huge interest in the international
community for many reasons. A buoyant economy.
A huge consumer market. A self-assertive
diaspora. And an increasingly confident
role in world affairs. Most forums, however,
interpret India through a monochromatic
lens, focussing only on the feel-good picture.
The truth about India
is much more complex than this. To successfully
engage with India, one has to understand
its complex socio-political realities. The
road to an economic boom in India cannot
be a borrowed idea. It demands a new creative
of India summit has been constructed
to provide an unusually nuanced window into
India for an international audience. It
will bring together influential political
and corporate leaders -- real and powerful
players in the future of India -- and place
them in a different context.
Over five sessions,
at the RSA,
8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ :
Shining India, Simmering India
Riddle of the Young
Potential Trips: How You Can Fly or Fail
Rough Weather: India's Role in Global Climate
New Passages to India
They will discuss not
just the galloping GDP but the challenges
of ushering development with a human face,
in a country as complex as India.
Three major stand-alone lectures, delivered
by eminent Indians with very varied points
of view, will add to the layers of conversation
generated by the summit.