Still Poor, Yet Democratic: India’s Democracy in the Age of Globalization

Is discussing democracy a luxury amidst prevailing poverty?

India, a complex testing ground for democracy and politics, has shattered the myth of a seamless connection between economy and democracy. But how mature is India’s democracy?

In its electoral democracy, ethnic and religious differences often serve as divisive forces. Under the impact of globalization, the gap between the rich and the poor has widened.

Faced with this new challenge and pressure, how should India respond? Are there similarities between India and other emerging democracies in Asia?

  • Speaker

    Pankaj Mishra, Novelist; Journalist, The New York Times

  • Moderator

    Chan Man-Jung, Professor, Graduate Institute of American Studies, Tamkang University