One of India’s most prominent historians is set to be Deakin’s first “Indian Thinker in Residence.”
Dr Srinath Raghavan, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, will spend a week at Deakin in October in the first stage of the program.
The initiative marks an important phase in expanding Deakin’s connections with India into the humanities and social science sphere. Each year, a new Indian thinker will be recruited, with relationships maintained in the longer term through honorary advisory roles.
Professor David Lowe, Chair in Contemporary History in Deakin’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, established the program with Ms Ravneet Pawha (Executive Director, Deakin South Asia), with support from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Peter Hodgson.