“India’s democracy coexists extraordinary powers” - A conversation with Prof. Gyan Prakash
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared the "The Emergency" on 25 June 1975. It lasted for 21 month period from 1975 to 1977. This period is often referred to as the dark period and an aberration in India’s recent history. What if the emergency was not an aberration, instead it was an event that grew out of existing political traditions, historical legacies that can still be felt in the present. Joining us to discuss his book Emergency Chronicles on the eve of the 45th year of the Emergency is Prof. Gyan Prakash, historian of modern India and the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University.