ANU India Update 2018 - Voices of difference: minority positions in a majoritarian world
The South Asia Research Institute at ANU announces its biennial conference that brings together scholars, policymakers and cultural practitioners to take stock of recent developments. As India moves towards national elections, the India Update assesses key dynamics that are shaping the country and its neighbours. One question that has emerged with renewed force in India and elsewhere is the position of minority and subaltern groups. In increasingly populist global climates, what happens to the political status, cultural identities, and legal rights of such constituents in a democracy?