Expert on India to share research
March 27, 2006 —
An expert on the Indian federal system and Indian foreign policy will speak at SVSU on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. H.M. Rajashekara, a professor at the University of Mysore, India, will deliver a lecture, "Changing India," as a 2006 Dow Visiting Scholar.
The author of more than 40 published articles, Rajashekara has presented his findings at several academic conferences including ones held at the University of Heidelberg, Germany; Lund University, Sweden; the University of Copenhagen; and universities throughout India.
Rajashekara published his most recent book, "Understanding the Indian Constitution," in 2005. His other books include "Indian Government and Politics" and "The President's Rule Under the Indian Federal System."
Awarded a prestigious U.S. Fulbright Fellowship, Rajashekara has conducted research on comparative federalism at the University of Notre Dame.
Rajashekara completed his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at the University of Mysore, where he currently is chair of the political science department and a member of the postgraduate department.
Previously, he served as a lecturer in political science at Maharaja's College, Mysore, and Government College, Mandya.
Rajashekara's visit is made possible through the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Visiting Scholars and Academic Development Endowment.
The lecture is open to the public. Admission is free of charge.