[CSH Seminar] Mapping Wealth and the Wealthy in India: The Challenges and Possibilities (S. S. Jodhka & V. Vakulabharanam)

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The Centre de Sciences Humaines is pleased to invite you to the CSH Seminar


Surinder S. JODHKA 

    (CSSS-JNU and CSH)



         (University of Massachusetts Amherst)


Mapping Wealth and the Wealthy in India:
The Challenges and Possibilities

Followed by discussion with Divya VAID (CSSS-JNU)


Monday, 5 June 2023, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm IST

Centre de Sciences Humaines
IFI-CSH conference room (ground floor)

2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi – 110011

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Following an initial country workshop in India in September 2021, this comparative project spanning South Africa, Brazil and India intends to reveal what drives wealth inequality in the Global South, and how it can be addressed with an approach using a political economy and multidisciplinary frame. The study is an attempt at understanding the various temporal regimes of capitalism, the differentiation of accumulation across regional and social groups as well as the relation between wealth and politics or the changing nature of state-business relationship. Spread across four cities of different regions of India, their teams are currently collecting primary data on aspects of mapping the social dynamics of wealth ownership. This presentation will draw from their ongoing work on the Wealth and the Wealthy in India, spread across four city regions of India, NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. It is a primary survey of wealthy Indians, perhaps the first of its kind.


Surinder S. Jodhka is a Professor of Sociology at JNU and affiliate Senior Fellow at CSH. His research focuses on social inequalities and the processes of their reproduction. His publications include Interrogating India’s Modernity (OUP 2013) and Caste: Oxford India Short Introductions (OUP 2012). 

Vamsi Vakulabharanam is a Co-Director of the Asian Political Economy Program and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has written on agrarian change in India, inequalities in China and India, and urban political economy in India.

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