South Asian Studies

Wolfson SARC Event: Subverting the social question: India in comparative perspective

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford

India today is in the throes of a transition away from the developmental state to a neoliberal one. What has been the outcome of this transition for the social question, or the contradictions between India’s different social classes, especially the laboring poor?

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jan Breman (Amsterdam Institute of Social Research)
Barbara Harriss-White (Chair)
Nandini Gooptu (Discussant)
Muhammed Ali Jan (Discussant)

Wolfson SARC Event: The challenges of universalising social policy: India in comparative perspective

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
10:00 to 13:00
The Private Dining Room, Wolfson College

Social policy in India is variegated and fragmented. Recent conversations have turned to a focus on universalising basic incomes.

Speaker(s): 
Amrita Chhachhi
Barbara Harriss-White
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
Elaine Chase
Harsh Mander
Indrajit Roy
Jan Breman
Matthew McCartney

South Asia Seminar: Feeling Untouched: Space, Emotions and Untouchability

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Untouchability in India has been widely understood as the practice of excluding, from social or religious life, people who are believed to be permanently impure. Yet, this vision neglects the different emotions and feelings that untouchability produces in the subjects involved with it.

Speaker(s): 
Jesús Cháirez-Garza

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