Wednesday, 19 Aug, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Public Policy (CPP) at IIM Bangalore will host a talk titled ‘The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India’, on August 19 (Wednesday), 2020, from 05.30 pm to 07.00 pm. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and of South Asian Studies, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

About the speaker: The first book of Prof. Ajantha Subramanian, ‘Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India’ (Stanford University Press, 2009) chronicles the struggles for resource rights by Catholic fishers on India’s south-western coast, with a focus on how they have used spatial imaginaries and practices to constitute themselves as political subjects. Her book, ‘The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India’ (Harvard University Press, 2019) is on meritocracy as a terrain of caste struggle in India and its implications for democratic transformation.

PARTICIPANTS

Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and of South Asian Studies, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Webinar/Workshop organized by: IIM-B

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