Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture by Alpa Shah, Anthropologist and BBC Correspondent

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

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Alpa Shah, photo provided

“The Incarcerations: BK-16 and the Fight for Justice and Democracy in Modern India”

Shah’s lecture is based on her forthcoming book The Incarcerations: BK16 and the Search for Democracy in India, which examines the 2018 violence and arrests of 16 human rights defenders (the BK-16)—professors, lawyers, journalists, and poets—who were labeled as Maoist terrorist and accused of inciting violence and plotting against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Liu Institute faculty fellow Aidan Seale-Feldman, assistant professor of anthropology, will moderate.

Shah's book The Incarcerations and Nightmarch will be for sale at the event.

The Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture is co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology and the Liu Institute’s South Asia Group.

The lecture and following reception is free and open to the public. 

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Aidan Seale Feldman
Liu Faculty Fellow Aidan Seale Feldman

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