Duke India Initiative


The Duke India Initiative (DII) builds and fosters collaborations at Duke and with partners across India.

The initiative supports research and educational activities related to India, from distance learning classes to India-related seminars and working groups. In doing so, the DII aims to:

  • Develop deep and sustaining ties with Indian partners
  • Foster multidisciplinary research collaborations on India at Duke
  • Encourage dialogue about India among research communities on campus and abroad

The DII is also a partner of Duke University India, an initiative based in Bangalore to coordinate Duke research, learning and engagement activities in India and Southeast Asia.

Upcoming Events

On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing
Franklin Gallery @ History
September 15 - October 19

China Rising? India Shining? The Art of Comparison
An interdisciplinary arts and media conference
September 29-30
Duke East Campus

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Duke India Initiative
John Hope Franklin Center
2204 Erwin Road, Box 90404
Durham, NC 27708
Rohini Thakkar