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India-China Comparative Studies

The India-China Comparative Studies Programme conducts research on issues concerning labour, social welfare, public health and education in a comparative perspective. The studies include critically studying the developmental experiences of India and China and the convergences and divergences in the approaches.

China-India Comparative Health Unit

Rama V. Baru, Adjunct Fellow, ICS and Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU

Madhurima Nundy, Associate Fellow, ICS

The objective of the Health Unit is to conduct research on selected domains in public health; build a repository on relevant issues on health systems in China and India;build a network with scholars, institutes and centres in China and India; organize workshops, seminars on relevant issues and publish papersRead more

Minority Studies

Tshering Chonzom, Associate Fellow, ICS

Completed Projects

Indian and Chinese Ethnic Minority Policies

When India and China became republics in 1947 and 1949 respectively, both adopted a very modernist conception of sovereign statehood, which conceptualised sovereignty in strictly territorial terms. Expectedly, this engendered ideological and political troubles for the newly formed units. The socio-economic dynamics, however, are embedded in the political complexity of the two problems and therefore, any meaningful engagement demands complex analysis. Read more

Labour and Social Welfare

PK Anand, Research Associate, ICS

Completed Projects

States Responses to Social Welfare in China and India: A Comparative Study of the Workers in Small and Medium Enterprises

Since embarked on market reforms, the state in China and India has evolved different strategies in addressing the question of social welfare. The proposed project seeks to examine the Chinese and Indian state vis-à-vis its responses and approaches towards social welfare in institutional terms, in the context of the changing economic visions of the governments that had direct implications for the ‘permanent employment, job security and other kind of welfare that was available to the industrial working class. Read more


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