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Kashmir – A Monstrous Betrayal of the Constitution

September 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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Title: ‘Kashmir – A Monstrous Betrayal of the Constitution’

Speaker’s Bio:  Prem Shankar Jha, born 22 December 1938, in Patna, Bihar, brought up in New Delhi and educated at The Doon School, Dehradun. He took a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Delhi university and a Masters of Arts Degree from University of Oxford in philosophy, politics and economics at Magadalen College, Oxford.

In 1961, he joined the United Nations where he spent five years in the United Nations Development Programme UNDP. He spent two of these five years in New York as a special assistant to the managing director of the Special Fund Mr. Paul G. Hoffman who was the first administrator of the UNDP. The remaining three were spent in Damascus, Syria.

In 1966 Jha joined the Hindustan Times as an assistant editor, in 1969 he moved to the Times of India, After a brief stint as Acting editor of the Economic Times, in 1979-80 and editor of the Financial Express in 1980-81, he returned to the Times of India as its Economic Editor. In 1986 he re-joined the Hindustan Times as its editor. He is currently the managing editor of Financial World, the business daily from Tehelka and a senior journalist.

Jha has been a consultant in the preparation of the World Bank’s World Development Report,1978, and to the UN Centre for Human Settlements, Nairobi ( Habitat) in 1984-85 and again in 1986. In 1980 he co-authored a Manual for the Asia and Pacific Development Administration Center of the UN in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the Management of Public enterprises in Developing countries.

In 1985-1987 he was also a member of the energy panel of the World Commission for Environment and Development, headed by Mrs.Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway. In 1987 he received the Energy Journalist of the Year award from the Washington-based International Association for Energy Economics. In 1990 he served as the information advisor to the Prime Minister of India, V. P. Singh,till the fall of his goverment on December7 of the year. Jha has also been a visiting scholar/professor at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, the Fairbank Centre for East Asian studies , Harvard, and Nuffield College Oxford. He has taught at the Universities of Virginia and Richmond and at Sciences Po in Paris.

He is author of 12 books,  including Kashmir 1947: Rival Versions of History and Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger: Can China and India Dominate the West?.

Date: 4th September, 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Venue: AC 01 TR 101


September 4, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm


Trivedi Centre for Political Data


AC 01 TR 101
Ashoka University
Sonepat, Haryana 131023 India
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