Stepwell

Join historian and biographer Patrick French on Stepwell, the Ahmedabad University podcast, as he talks to eminent scholars from around the world, covering a broad range of topics and perspectives that challenge and transform conventional views.

Episode 5 March 2, 2019

“Missing” women in Indian Democracy, with Shamika Ravi

Why are 20% women “missing” from Indian democracy? What happens when there is better representation of women in electorates, Parliament or even boardrooms? Shamika Ravi, who is an economist and Director of Research at Brookings India, talks to Patrick French about economic growth, investing in human capital, skewed sex ratios, factors working against getting more women in Parliament, why EVMs have made voting more representational and much more.


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“Missing” women in Indian Democracy, with Shamika RaviWhy are 20% women "missing" from Indian democracy? What happens when there is better representation of women in electorates, Parliament or even boardrooms? Shamika Ravi, who is an economist and Director of Research at Brookings India, talks to Patrick French about economic growth, investing in human capital, skewed sex ratios, factors working against getting more women in Parliament, why EVMs have made voting more representational and much more. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.