SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Ground Down By Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India


Date: 9 December 2017Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 9 December 2017Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Seminar

There is a special conference being organised on 9 December called Ground Down By Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India, which is now part of the Development Studies Seminar Series. The event is free but ticketed, and can be booked through the link below. Please circulate widely to interested colleagues and students. The event will be held in the Brunei Gallery where the exhibition 'Behind the Indian Boom' is taking place.

A one-day public conference and book launch featuring some of India’s leading public intellectuals and civil rights activists commenting on the inequalities faced by Dalits and Adivasis and their resistance. Dalits and Adivasis – previously called ‘untouchable’ and ‘tribal’ – make up one in twenty-five people in the world. They remain at the bottom of India’s social and economic hierarchies, exploited as the most precarious of labour in the new economies, increasingly alienated by ‘development’ from what land they may once have had. Issues covered include economic growth, capitalism, labour and caste; tribal autonomy and land rights; the left and social oppression; media and the production of knowledge; and the forms of struggle and resistance. Speakers include Sukhdeo Thorat, Anand Teltumbde, Virginius Xaxa, Gopal Guru, Joseph Bara, Kalpana Kannabiran, K Satyanarayana, Bhangya Bhukya, Javed Iqbal, Ruby Hembrom and Gautam Mody.


Free tickets can be booked here: /ground-down-by-growth-tribe-c aste-class-and-inequality-in-2 1st-century-india-tickets-3912 1567662