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【RINDAS】 2016 RINDAS 4th International Seminar “Social Democracy in India”

January 21 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

【Date and Time】 Saturday, 21st January, 2017  14:00-17:00
【Venue】 Meeting Room 2, Wagenkan 4th floor, Fukakusa Campus, Ryukoku University

(Venue: Building No.1)


【Speaker】 Prof. Ronki Ram (ICCR Chair Visiting Professor of Indian Studies, Faculty of International Studies, Ryukoku University;

Department of Political Science, Panjab University)

Prof. Ram is a prominent scholar of Dalit Studies; he researches especially on social, cultural, and religious issues of Dalits in Punjab.


【Theme】 ICCR Chair Lecture on “Social Democracy in India”

【Commentator】 Kenta Funahashi (NIHU/Ryukoku University)



Political democracy aims at providing an egalitarian governance regime with a sustainable legitimacy at the grassroots. It assures that each and every citizen should carry equal value of his/her vote while deciding the incumbents at the helm-of-affairs of law making in a given nation. The Social and economic structures that provide the sustainable base material for the maturation of political democracy into a genuine political system of egalitarian governance is what called social democracy. The question of a successful political democracy becomes further complicated if it pertains to a society that lacks social homogeneity. Indian society is highly multicultural with a rich religious diversity. Given the colonial policy of divide and rule and the post-colonial rambling of religious differentiation with regards to political mobilisation, the success of Indian democracy over the last seven decades is an appropriate case of exploring how it engages and negotiates with its diversity in the face of democratic power sharing.


【Language: English】
【All are welcome to attend.】


【Contact: Kenta Funahashi(funahashi@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp)】

Please contact us beforehand, so that we can provide you handouts.


January 21
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Meeting Room 2, Wagenkan 4th floor, Fukakusa Campus, Ryukoku University