CfP: Seminar on 70 Years of Indian Democracy at Berhampur University [Mar 6-7]: Submit by Feb 3: Expired

About the conference

With the adoption and enactment of the constitution on 26th January 1950, India started functioning as a democratic system though the vision of democracy has always guided our freedom struggle prior to independence and later on became a part of the nation-building project. Some scholars argue that even India’s past contained seeds of democracy.

The nation-building process that began in 1950 was premised on the project of modernisation which aimed at the transformation of the Indian society, polity and economy. This aimed at replacing social hierarchy entrenched in the caste system, removing feudal privileges, correcting gender inequality and adjusting socio-economic disparity, with the inauguration of an ambitious egalitarian order based on the principles of equality and social justice.

  • Democracy and Minorities: National Identity, Diversity and Contestations surrounding Citizenship.
  • Political Parties and Federal Democracy: Changing Dynamics.
  • Role of Media and Civil Society: Emerging Trends in Social and Political Movements.
  • Gender Justice: Rhetoric and Reality.
  • Affirmative Action: Towards an Egalitarian Society.
  • Judicial Activism: Restoring Constitutional values.
  • Democracy and Welfarism: Convergence and Divergence.
  • Democracy, Development and Discontent: Reinterrogating the concept of Inclusive Development.
  • Changing Nature of Indian State.
  • Voting Behaviour and Electoral Politics.
  • Issues in Democracy: Secularism, Multiculturalism and Regionalism.
Important dates
  • Abstract Submission: 3rd February 2020
  • Confirmation of selected Abstract: 6th February 2020 (Will be intimated through email)
  • Final Paper Submission: 20th February 2020
  • Last date of Registration: 23rd February 2020
  • University/College Faculties: Rs 750/-
  • Research Scholars: Rs 500/-
  • Students: Rs 200/-

Call: 9435317611, 7008132134, and 7978132034
Email: polscnationalseminar[at]

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