A special issue of The Round Table journal, published to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of India’s independence, was launched in Bangalore, south India, on 30 August 2022. The bumper issue, spanning over 200 pages, contains a dozen substantial articles focusing on various aspects of India’s journey since it emerged from British rule on 15 August 1947. Included in the issue is a special section on foreign policy.
Special edition: India at 75:
Research Article – The education system in India: promises to keep
India at 75 – India’s foreign policy: shift, adjustment and continuity
The Indian economy at 75
The expanding role of majoritarianism in India
The state of the Indian military: historical role and contemporary challenges
The launch function was held in co-operation with the Department of International Studies, Political Science and History at Christ University at its Bangalore Central Campus and it was attended by over 200 students and staff of the university.
The Editor of the journal, Dr Venkat Iyer, addressed the audience and participated in a panel discussion which also saw the participation of experts on international relations from Christ University. The question and answer session which followed indicated strong interest on the part of undergraduate and postgraduate students to write for The Round Table and to participate in Round Table-organised activities.
It is expected that one or two more similar events will be organised in other cities in India in the coming months.
Venkat Iyer is the Editor of the Round Table Journal.