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India, Against Winds and Tides: Meeting with Claude Blanchemaison

8th of November 2021 CET 17.30-19.30

Note: this event will be held fully in French.

The meeting will be moderated by Jean-Luc Racine (Asia Centre) and Tirthankar Chanda (RFI).

Claude Blanchemaison, former Asia-Oceania Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was Ambassador to India at a pivotal time (1996-2000), before becoming Ambassador to Russia. In his latest book, he reflects on Indian power and the challenges, internal and external, facing the country: from Covid-19 to the economy, from social and cultural dynamics to political dynamics, from India to Hindu nationalism to geopolitical and strategic questions, he provides a broad panorama of the country, which is completed, on another scale, by a final chapter evoking a dozen cities emblematic of Indian diversity.


Tirthankar Chanda, is a journalist at the internet editorial staff of Radio France Internationale (RFI). He works on subjects relating to political and cultural life in Africa and South Asia. He also hosts the weekly column “Writing Paths” on RFI, which gives a voice to black writers.


Jean-Luc Racine is emeritus research director at CNRS (Centre for the Studies of India and South Asia of the EHESS), and senior researcher at Asia Centre.

Presentation of the passe sanitaire and signup is compulsory. Sign up as soon as you can, as spaces are limited!




5:30 pm