[CSH-Book Launch] The Oxford Handbook of CASTE (S. S. Jodhka and J. Naudet)

[CSH-Book Launch] The Oxford Handbook of CASTE (S. S. Jodhka and J. Naudet)

Event Details

The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) is pleased to invite you to a book launch:

The Oxford Handbook of  CASTE

(credit: book cover, Oxford University Press)

Edited by: Surinder Singh JODHKA (JNU-CSSS) and Jules NAUDET (CESAH)


Thursday, 29 February 2024, 6:30 pm onwards


India International Centre, Lecture room 2
 Annexe Building (behind the World Bank)
Contact: comminication@csh-delhi.com

(Join us for tea/coffee at 6:00 pm)

Moderator: Anand MISHRA (Political Editor)


Janaki ABRAHAM (Delhi University),
Ashwini DESHPANDE (Ashoka University),
Divya VAID (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and
Harish WANKHEDE (Jawaharlal Nehru University).


Beginning with the 1990s, the subject of caste has seen a profound increase in interest among scholars. What was until then approached as a fossilized tradition of the ritual-obsessed Hindus refusing to see the progressive spirits of the emerging world and studied as a branch of anthropology, suddenly began to be seen as a complex reality deeply embedded in a range of institutions and social practices, attracting scholars from a wide range of disciplines–sociology, political science, history, literature, and even economics. Underlying this opening of the subject of caste were many factors: epistemic, empirical, and political. Caste is no longer approached through the classical binaries of ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’; the ‘East’ and the ‘West’; or the ‘closed’ and ‘open’ systems of stratification. With the growing consolidation of caste-based identities among those ranked lower down in the hierarchy since the 1990s, raising questions of citizenship and dignity, the subject has acquired a new salience. As the emerging research shows, the realities of caste on the ground have always been diverse across regions, often contested and ever changing. This Handbook presents a wide range of essays written by authors representing diverse academic disciplines and perspectives, bringing together the emerging trends in the research, imaginations, and lived realities of caste.

We request you to pre-register before Thursday, 29 February, 2:00 p.m. IST. Please note that the room capacity is limited. Seats will be reserved on a first come first basis. Kindly carry an ID proof to be granted access to the venue.

For more info contact: joel[dot]cabalion[at]csh-delhi[dot]com


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