October 28, 2016
FULL AUDIO OF TALK
Listen to the full audio of the talk (above) by Chandra Bhan Prasad on changing rural caste dynamics, based on his extensive travels in Uttar Pradesh. Citing stories and narratives from the field, he talks about how social, economic and political forces have come to define, dominate and reshape caste in ways that deserve serious attention from scholars as well as policymakers.
Discussing the lack of scholarly literature on evolving cast dynamics in Indian villages, Prasad highlights how increasingly the hierarchies of ‘Thakur’ and ‘Praja’ have been redefined due to greater mobility and access.
More information about the talk can be found on the event page.