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King's India Institute at 10

In 2022, King’s India Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary – everything we have achieved, as well as our work to come.

India is at the forefront of the world’s most pressing transformations – whether that’s arriving at a global net-zero future while adapting to the reality of climate change, contributing to global health innovation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, or the promises (and attendant risks) of the digital revolution for the economy, politics and society.

It is the world’s fifth largest economy and will soon be the world’s most populous country – home to more than 1 in 6 people in the world. The Indo-Pacific region is one of the most strategically significant theatres for global geo-politics. Meanwhile, at home, the entrenchment of majoritarian politics has raised concerns about the resilience of democratic institutions, while young Indians are at the forefront of new forms of activism and protest.

The need for a hub of research and teaching excellence to deepen public understanding of contemporary India remains pressing. In order to address these crucial questions, the King’s India Institute continues to serve as an incubator of research and training of the next generation.

Internal events

PhD research showcase seminar

The Global Institute's research group, 'Cities, Climate and Capital in the Greater Indian Ocean World' hosted the 2022 PhD research showcase. The half-day seminar included several talks by experts in the field and marks the beginning of the King's India Institute's 10th anniversary celebrations.

Graduate Conference 2022 | Change and continuity in South Asia: Unpacking identity, security and technology

The 2022 annual Graduate Conference was hosted in partnership with the South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore and consists of 12 panel sessions across three days (21-23 June 2022), as well as one workshop and two public events.

In the year of the King’s India Institute’s 10th anniversary, the conference addressed the various trajectories of change and continuity in South Asia. Whether political, social, cultural, or economic, continuity and change are contemporary themes arousing scholarly interest across disciplines.

King's India Institute's 10th anniversary reception

Bringing together staff, students, alumni and guests to mark our 10th anniversary. The evening was celebrated with entertainment, music and refreshments. This includes a special anniversary recital by Hindustani Classical vocalist, Prabhat Rao. He performed with his team of musicians on tabla, harmonium and tanpura. Read more about the anniversary celebrations

Download the King's India Institute's 10th anniversary brochure

The King's India Institute at 10 brochure provides a summary of the institute's research, teaching and public engagement over the past decade.