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Center for the Advanced Study of India


CASI’s purpose is to link American and Indian academics, policymakers and professionals through interdisciplinary and collaborative programs focused on aspects of modern India. Cooperation between departments, professional schools and research centers at Penn, other universities in the United States and comparable institutions in India are facilitating joint research in broad fields of inquiry. These include international security, economic development, governance in multicultural societies, global communications, energy and the environment.

CASI was officially inaugurated at Penn on June, 1992, with the help of grants from the Ford Foundation and the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.

Working Papers

Title: Understanding Mandis: Market Towns and the Dynamics of India's Rural and Urban Transformations
Authors: Devesh Kapur, Mekhala Krishnamurthy
Date: October 2014

Title: Does Clientelism Work? A Test os Guessability in India
Date: September 2014

Title: Crucial Collaborators or Petty Players? The Globalization of R&D and the Rise of China and India
Authors: Andrew B. Kennedy
Date: November 2013

Title: Complaining to the State: Grievance Redress and India's Social Welfare Programs
Authors: Nicholas Robinson
Date: August 2013

Title: The Laboratory and its Double: The Making of the Scientist-Citizen at TIFR
Authors: Indira Chowdhury
Date: June 2013

Title: Colonial Origins of Maoist Insurgency in India: Long Term Effects of Indirect Rule
Authors: Shivaji Mukherjee
Date: January 2013

Title: The Skills They Want: Aspirations of Students in Emerging India
Authors: Megha Aggarwal, Devesh Kapur, Namrata Tognatta
Date: December 2012

Title: Indian Media's Dickensian Age
Authors: T. N. Ninan
Date: December 2011

Title: Public-Private Partnerships for Health Care in Punjab
Authors: Nirvikar Singh
Date: September 2011

Title: Conducting Elections in the World's Largest Plural Society
Authors: S. Y. Quraishi
Date: March 2011

Title: Seeing Beyond Dharma: Ethical Excellence in Vikram and Vetaal Stories
Authors: Vasanthi Srinivasan
Date: November 2010

Title: Empowerment of Dalits and Adivasis Role of Education in the Emerging Economy
Authors: Narendra Jadhav
Date: November 2009

Title: Food as a Metaphor for Cultural Hierarchies
Authors: Gopal Guru
Date: October 2009

Title: Arguing Democracy: Intellectuals and Politics in Modern India
Authors: Sunil Khilnani
Date: October 2009

Title: Beyond the ABCs: Higher Education and Developing Countries
Authors: Megan Crowley, Devesh Kapur
Date: February 2008

Title: The Internationalization of Indian Companies: The Case of Tata
Authors: Andrea Goldstein
Date: January 2008

Title: Markets and Manu: Economic Reforms and Its Impact on Caste in India
Authors: Chandra Bhan Prasad
Date: January 2008

Title: Will India Emerge as an Eastern or Western Power?
Authors: Kishore Mahbubani
Date: February 2007

Title: Economic Growth and India's Future?
Authors: Joydeep Mukherji
Date: March 2006

Title: India's New Entrepreneurial Classes: The High Growth Economy and Why it is Sustainable?
Authors: Sunil Bharti Mittal
Date: February 2006

Title: Indo-US Relations: Where Are They Headed?
Authors: Ronen Sen
Date: December 2005

Title: From Estrangement to Engagement: U.S. - India Relations since May 1998
Authors: Strobe Talbott
Date: February 2005

Title: New Horizons in United States Relations with South Asia
Authors: Christina Rocca
Date: July 2004

Title: India's National Security Challenges
Authors: V.P. Maki
Date: July 2004

Title: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond: democracy and identity in today's India
Authors: Shashi Tharoor
Date: July 2004

Title: Financial Sector Reform in India: Is There a Grand Design?
Authors: Rajrishi Singhal
Date: July 2004

Title: Thirteen Years of Power Sector Reform in India: Are We Still Groping in the Dark?
Authors: Kandula Subramaniam
Date: May 2004

Title: The Measure of India: What Makes Greatness?
Authors: Joydeep Mukherji
Date: November 2002

Title: India's Slow Conversion to Market Economics
Authors: Joydeep Mukherji
Date: November 2002

Title: American Diplomacy and the 1999 Kargil Summit at Blair House
Authors: Bruce Riedel
Date: May 2002

Title: Privatization: From Policy Formulation to Implementation: The View from the Inside
Authors: Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Date: April 2002

Title: India's Reform Agenda: Micro, Meso and Macro Economic Reforms
Authors: Vijay L. Kelkar
Date: April 2001

Title: Where Did India Miss a Turn in Banking Reform? Is there a comeback?
Authors: Pradeep Raje
Date: December 2000

Title: Telecommunications Reform and the State in India: The contradiction of Private Control and Government Competition
Authors: Pradipta Bagchi
Date: December 2000

Title: Outsider As Enemy
Authors: K. N. Pannikar
Date: November 2000

Title: New Opportunities in U.S.-South Asia Relations: An Assessment of President Clinton's Visit to India
Authors: Bruce Riedel
Date: May 2000

Title: New Directions in Indo-U.S. Relatons: President Clinton's Visit to India
Authors: Bruce Riedel
Date: February 2000

Title: India's Economic Reforms
Authors: N. Vaghul
Date: November 1999

Title: India's Economic Prospects: The Promise of Services
Authors: Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
Date: April 1999

Title: The Road to Nuclear Zero: Three Approaches
Authors: Francine R. Frankel, Morton H. Halperin, Rakesh Sood, Frank N. von Hippel
Date: December 1998

Title: Creating Autonomous Institutions in a Liberalizing Economy
Authors: C. Rangarajan
Date: October 1998

Title: What Constitutes National Security in a Changing World Order? India's Strategic Thought
Authors: Shri Jaswant Singh
Date: June 1998

Title: The Future of Nuclear Weapons: A US-India Dialogue
Authors: V.S. Arunachalam, Victoria L. Farmer, Mark T. Fitzpatrick, Morton H. Halperin, P.K. Iyengar, Robert Joseph, Ronald F. II Lehman, C. Raja Mohan, Michael Nacht, K.K. Nayyar, Jaswant Singh, Rakesh Sood, Ashley Tellis, Frank N. von Hippel
Date: May 1997