On Friday 3 August 2018, the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and JIAS hosted the launch of a book entitled Jan Smuts and the Indian Question by Vineet Thakur. The launch was held at JIAS, and took the form of a lunchtime seminar.
Vineet Thakur completed research for the book while working at JIAS as a post-doctoral student in 2015-16. Following an introduction, he was in discussion with Professor Dilip Menon, Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA) at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Prof Peter Vale, Director of JIAS.
This book is the second in the series entitled ‘Off-Centre: New Perspectives on Public Issues’, a joint initiative between JIAS and the UKZN Press.