The Patriarchal Political Order: Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Rocking Our Priors | 23 March 2024 | 1h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Soledad Artiz Prillaman about her book The Patriarchal Political Order: The Making and Unraveling of the Gendered Participation Gap in India. Discusses that India’s high female electoral turnout belies their lack of political agency, with women unable to participate in politics because that would undermine male status.

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Fareed Zakaria on the Age of Revolutions

Conversations with Tyler | 27 March 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Fareed Zakaria about his book Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present. Discusses what he learned from Khushwant Singh as a boy, what made his father lean towards socialism, why the Bengali intelligentsia is so left-wing, what’s stuck with him from his time at an Anglican school, what’s so special about visiting Amritsar, why he misses a more syncretic India, how his time at the Yale Political Union dissuaded him from politics, what he learned from Walter Isaacson and Sam Huntington, what put him off academia, how well some of his earlier writing as held up, why he’s become focused on classical liberal values, whether he had reservations about becoming a TV journalist, how he’s maintained a rich personal life, and more. Suffused with his enduring passion for ideas and his belief in the importance of classical liberalism in an age of increasing populism and authoritarianism.

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Suhani Jalota & Lisa Ho on Why Female Employment is Low in India

Rocking Our Priors | 10 March 2024 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Suhani Jalota and Lisa Ho about why India’s female labour force participation is so low and how that could change. Draws from their papers What Works For Her? How Work-from-Home Jobs Affect Female Labor Force Participation in Urban India and Bringing Work Home: Flexible Arrangements as Gateway Jobs for Women in West Bengal.

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India’s Chip War

ChinaTalk | 25 February 2024 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Pranay Kotasthane about his book When the Chips are Down: A Deep Dive into a Global Crisis, co-authored with Abhiram Manchi. Discusses how the political economy of technology in India led to world-class software and services but underwhelming manufacturing, why India was slower to the uptake than China that socialism really sucks at getting your country rich, and what it takes to design a chip.

This episode is co-hosted by Chris Miller. See also the interview about his book Chip War.

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The West’s Enduring Fascination with Asia

History Extra | 29 January 2024 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Christopher Harding about his book The Light of Asia: A History of Western Fascination with the East. Discusses Westerners’ enduring fascination with India, China and Japan, and the ways it has shaped the relationship between East and West from the ancient world to the 21st century.

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Indian Experiences in WW2

History Extra | 17 August 2023 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Diya Gupta about her book India in the Second World War: An Emotional History. Backgrounds that 2.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the Second World War. Describes the complex web of emotional experiences, how Indian soldiers and civilians back home felt about the war, and how the conflict impacted their lives.

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Nicholas Hoover Wilson on Modernity’s Corruption

Asian Review of Books | 17 August 2023 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nicholas Hoover Wilson about his book Modernity’s Corruption: Empire and Morality in the Making of British India. Uses East India Company rule in India, and Robert Clive’s behaviour in particular, to examine how society’s view of corruption changed–from something governed by one’s situation, to a behaviour that violates a universal code of ethics.

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The Outsourcer: The Story of India’s IT Revolution

New Books in Economics | 24 Jun 2023 | 0h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dinesh Sharma about his book The Outsourcer: The Story of India’s IT Revolution. Discusses the technological, economic, and political transformations behind the rise of India’s IT industry.

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