The roots of Arab knowledge of, and interactions with, the Indian Subcontinent stretch into antiquity, and the pre-Islamic era. They continue to be important today, particularly in terms of the extensive economic ties between the Gulf countries and the Subcontinent. In recognition of the importance of the relationship between the Arab states and India, "The Arab World and India: Examining the Relationship with a Rising Power" will be held on May 5-6, 2018 to study the long, complex and evolving nature of the Indo-Arab relation. Participants at the meeting will be invited to explore the economic, political and cultural aspects of these relations.

The conference itself fits within a long series of similar events hosted by the ACRPS over years and which explored the Arabs' interactions with a number of key regional and international powers. Complete details of the conceptual underpinning of this conference, together with instructions on how to apply, can be found in the background paper (click here).