Teasing Questions: Exploring Disconnects in Contemporary India book

Teasing Questions: Exploring Disconnects in Contemporary India

Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 239 x 159mm
Black and white; 796 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098074 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-07-1

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A selection of speeches by the Vice President of India, M Hamid Ansari. These speeches were delivered by him at university convocations, national and international conferences,seminars,professional gatherings,book launches,ceremonial events and formal inaugurations during his tenure from August 2007 to December 2012.

Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Mohammad Hamid Ansari

Mohammad Hamid Ansari was the Vice President of India since August 2007. He is the only person to get elected to this high office for two consecutive terms since Dr S. Radhakrishnan. Besides being the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Shri Ansari is the President of Indian Council of World Affairs and the Indian Institute of Public Administration, and Chancellor of the universities of Delhi, Panjab and Pondicherry. In a diplomatic career of almost four decades, Shri Ansari served as India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; High Commissioner to Australia and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York. He was a Visiting Professor at the Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and at the Academy for Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. He was also Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities. He is the author of Travelling Through Conflict: Essays on the Politics of West Asia (2008) and has edited, Iran Today: Twenty Five Years After The Islamic Revolution (2005).