Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Aruna Roy - Development and Politics in Indian Democracy

Friday, September 23, 2016

2:00pm – 4:00pm

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

Reception to Follow

The program will feature a converstation with Aruna Roy focused on development and politics in the context of Indian democracy chaired by Nirupama Rao, Former Indian Ambassador to the United States.

Aruna Roy is an Indian political and social activist who founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) along with Shankar Singh, Nikhil Dey and many others. The MKSS began by fighting for fair and equal wages for workers which shaped and evolved into a struggle for the enactment of India's Right to Information Act. Aruna Roy is a leader of the Right to Information movement in India through the MKSS and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information(NCPRI), which was finally successful with the passage of the Right to Information Act in 2005.

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics