It appears, at times, yes. But as India rises and Russia declines, the formerly close relationship between these two giants has clearly changed, going from admiration to transactional. A long mutual attraction has turned stale. What happened, and what does this evolution mean for the United States and the global order?
Girija Godbole, director of the Ghod River Water Fund in southwest India, will speak directly from India on Zoom about the work of her team in Maharashtra, southeast of Mumbai. Introducing her and explaining water funds and Maine’s connection to the project will be Kate Dempsey, State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine.
The Camden Conference and the Auburn Public Library invite you to a talk by Dr. Anita Charles. In this talk, Dr. Charles will discuss her experiences in India, particularly focused on topics of social justice around gender, caste, and disability. She will give details of a research project around inclusion and disability in Indian schools and will share anecdotal stories and pictures of her time in India.
“Sharing borders with six countries and spanning a geography that extends from Pakistan to Myanmar, India is the world’s largest democracy and second-most populous country. It is also the site of the world’s biggest crisis of statelessness, as it strips citizenship from hundreds of thousands of its people – especially those living in disputed border regions. … In this stunning work of narrative reportage … we hear from those whose stories are never told…” (from book jacket)