Piyush Roy Brings Together A Panel On Indian Politics

On 12th May, 2014, India completed a six-week long voting process that mark a culmination of the ‘Biggest Elections in Human History’ involving 814 million voters casting their vote in 9,30,000 polling booths.

As the Exit Polls define the headlines in India, a day-long review of the 16TH Indian Lok Sabha Elections is being organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies through discussions, film screenings, and debates led by staff and students from University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.


Here Piyush Roy introduces a mixed panel discussing the intricacies of “The Aam Aadmi Party Effect on Indian Politics & Political Parties”. Prof. Arnab Bhattacharjee (Heriot-Watt University), Prof. Crispin Bates (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Anuj Kapilashrami (Queen Margaret University) & Dr. Radhika Govinda (University of Edinburgh) share their thoughts on the subject:

Following Satyagraha there was a post screening Discussion in which Ashvin Devasundaram (Heriot-Watt University) in conversation with Gaia von Hatzfeldt (Univ. of Edinburgh) gave their thoughts on the content of the film.