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Conversations on South Asia with Jayita Sarkar

Join us for the April event in the Conversations on South Asia series for a discussion of Jayita Sarkar's "Ploughshares and Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War."

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/conversations-sarkar
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

For leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, mastering nuclear technology was tied to domestic development and national independence. To boost India’s nuclear capacity, Nehru argued for India's freedom of action and challenged the inequities of nonproliferation regimes. By maintaining strategic ambiguity in India’s dual-use nuclear program, Nehru and his successors appealed to domestic audiences while asserting India's rights on a global stage. 

In Ploughshares and Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2022), author Jayita Sarkar explores these angles to reframe India’s nuclear program within broader geo- and techno-political frameworks.

Join us to learn more.

Itty Abraham (Arizona State University) and Nicholas L. Miller (Dartmouth College) will be joining the author for this discussion.

Elizabeth Lhost will moderate.

Register to attend the webinar: https://dartgo.org/conversations-sarkar

All are welcome to attend.

Conversations on South Asia is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the History Department at Dartmouth College.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.