Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, Research Professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, delivered two Public Lectures on the theme Glimpses of Modern South Indian History on 7th & 9th February, 2016 at IIT Gandhinagar. This is the second one in the series of Indira Foundation Lectures constituted and held annually at IIT Gandhinagar with an aim to present the latest researches in various disciplines to a wider audience.
Part 1. European trading companies, diarist Ananda Ranga Pillai, and British ascendancy in the 18th century.
Part 2. Tipu’s Brahmin diwan Purniah, the “Dravidian Proof”, and questions of language and caste.