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Varshney quoted in The New York Times and NBC News about Modi's visit to the US this weekend.

September 29, 2014

In the New York Times, Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and director of the Brown-India Initiative, says that much of the world's fascination with India's new prime minister comes from the desire to see India rise again economically.

"Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception" - The New York Times

Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and director of the Brown-India Initiative, on NBC News: "He perhaps thinks that the Indian diaspora can play a similar role in the economic revival of India."

"India's Prime Minister Modi Courts American Diaspora" - NBC News