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Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India: Discussing ‘The Population Myth’
April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+5.5
Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics and Founding Director, Centre for Economic Data and Analysis, Ashoka University
Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology, King’s India Institute, London
Mohammad A.Khan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka Univeristy
Moderator: Gilles Verniers, Co-Director, TCPD and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ashoka Univeristy and Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR
About the Discussion
CPR-TCPD Dialogues presents a panel discussion of Dr S Y Quraishi’s book – The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India. The discussion will focus on three main aspects of the book- the history of family planning policy with a focus on the emergency, reflections on the compatibility of Islam and family planning and a discussion of comparative statistics on the use of contraception. The panel comprises Dr Christophe Jaffrelot, Dr Mohammad A.Khan and Dr Ashwini Deshpande. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Gilles Verniers.