As India enters into one of the most complex and unprecedented periods in its history, getting a clear picture of what's happening is harder than ever. Media outlets, both foreign and Indian, have responded to funding shortages by focusing on newsroom debates and eyeball-grabbing sensationalism. Large corporates now directly influence news reporting. Clarity and depth are difficult to come by, so the India Study Group aims to provide that.
We release two data rich series of briefings, with links to additional information. Our briefings give you the long view, combining public information with perspectives drawn from ground experience and diverse professions:
This general briefing provides a snapshot, birds eye analysis of recent developments, along with identifying key trends and warning signs to watch out for.
Each month, a specific briefing on an emerging topic will be released (e.g. administration and appointments under the new government, conflicts over land and natural resources, the Indian media).
Who are we?
We are a collaboration of independent professionals working in multiple fields, including law, journalism, academia, civil society, and the corporate world, coordinated by our managing and consulting editors and overseen by Dr Subir Sinha at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
We can provide balanced commentary on the rapidly changing situation in the world's second largest nation, backed with evidence and on the ground understanding. With direct experience of the issues concerned, we can offer insight into India's current social and political trajectory, and how it looks for those taking part in it.
Who are you?
You may be an academic or a policy maker trying to find independent viewpoints; an investor wondering about what they are buying into; a journalist looking for a more interesting and in depth angle; or maybe just someone who wants to keep up with what is really going on in this vast and complex country.