A seminar by Professor Alpa Shah
Bio: Alpa Shah is a social anthropologist at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her studies are on inequality and efforts to address it. She has drawn on more than a decade of field research in India to explore how marginalised people experience indigenous rights activism and Adivasi politics; poverty, the developmental state and corruption; seasonal casual labour migration and transformations in the agrarian economy; the state, education and positive action policies; and the radical left and emancipatory politics, notably the Maoist movement. She is the author of In the Shadows of the State: Indigenous Politics, Environmentalism and Insurgency in Jharkhand, India. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010.
Sponsored by: The South Asia Forum at MIT, sanhati.com, The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia