Reflecting on The Emergency in India

Reflecting on The Emergency in India

Civically Speaking



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Life of Pi begins with Pi Patel and his family escaping from India in 1975 at the start of The Emergency, a two-year period of violent political unrest that overtook the country for nearly two years. Join us for a dynamic conversation with Harvard University Professor Sugata Bose who will reflect on how The Emergency began and the long-lasting effects of one of the most impactful periods in modern Indian history.

A.R.T.’s Civically Speaking series features virtual conversations, lectures, and performance events on history, politics, justice, and the meaning of democracy.