[CSH Seminar] The Untouchables in Markets: Discrimination in Labour employment, farming and enterprises/business as source of their high poverty (S. Thorat)
The Centre de Sciences Humaines is pleased to invite you to the CSH Seminar
(Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Followed by discussion with Surinder S. JODHKA (JNU, CSH)
Monday, 18 December 2023, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm IST
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The low human development of the untouchables in India has remained a persistent and stubborn problem. Judged by any conceivable indicators of human development, the untouchables’ deprivation remains high compared with the upper castes and the national average. The untouchables still face high degrees of poverty, hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, short life expectancy, high unemployment, poor housing with low access to drinking water, toilet, bathing facilities, elasticity and drainage facilities.
In this lecture, the speaker propose to discuss the nature of inequality in human development between the Scheduled Castes and the high castes, and the economic discrimination faced by the untouchables as regular salaried workers, farmers and entrepreneurs with empirical evidence. I also draw from the theoretical insights of the economic theories of caste and untouchability to explain the situation of the Scheduled Castes.
Scheduled Castes and Labor Market: Employment Discrimination and Its Impact on Poverty (with S. Madheswaran and B.P Vani) and In Search of Common Destiny: Essays in Caste Discrimination, Poverty and Inequality (forthcoming).
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CSH Seminars are in hybrid mode. We request you to pre-register before Monday, 18 December, 2:00 p.m. IST for both offline and online registration.
To attend at venue: 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.