[Reader-list] Invitation to a Special Lecture by Rohini Nilekani on 21 February 2018 at CSDS

Praveen Rai praveenrai at csds.in
Tue Feb 13 04:57:17 CST 2018

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

invites you to a special lecture

*Private Resources and the Public Interest*

How can Philanthropy Enhance Social Good?

by *Rohini Nilekani*

*Peter Ronald deSouza* will Chair

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5.30 pm
                          *RSVP *

CSDS Seminar Room,
                                                                  Tel: 011

29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054
                              Fax: 011 23943450

Please join us for tea at 5 pm
                                          email: jaya at csds.in

India’s richest 1% own 58% of the country’s wealth, according to Credit
Suisse. Structural inequity is historically embedded in India, but it seems
to be worsening. What is the public responsibility of private wealth in
such a scenario? According to a Bain report, India’s rich are more
philanthropic than other country’s wealthy people were at this stage of
their economies. Is that enough? How can private resources be better
harnessed for the public good? What are the risks? What are the

*Rohini Nilekani* is a committed philanthropist and Founder-Chairperson of
Arghyam, a foundation for sustainable water and sanitation, which funds
initiatives all across India. From 2004 to 2014, she was
Founder-Chairperson and chief funder of *Pratham Books*, a non-profit
children’s publisher. A former journalist, she has written for leading
publications such as *India Today*, the *Times of India *and several books
for young children, including the popular *Annual haircut Day*.

She serves on the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition
Commission of India and in 2017 was inducted as Foreign Honorary Member of
the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

*Peter Ronald deSouza* is Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing
Societies, Delhi.

Praveen Rai
Academic Secretary
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Road
Delhi - 110054
Phone: 91-11-23942199

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