Stigma, Precarity & the Everyday Life of Outcaste Labor

A lecture by Anupama Rao
Monday, November 12, 2012
12 PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

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What forms of critical thought and cultural production occur when stigmatized life and the social experience of labor intersect in 20th-century Bombay? In her latest project, Barnard College Associate Professor of History Anupama Rao engages traditional approaches to labor, examining how the practices of precarious workers, such as India’s Dalits, affect the ways in which citizenship and emancipation are constituted outside recognizable domains of “the political.” Her previous book, The Caste Question, looks at political modernity in India through the perspective of anti-caste struggles.

This event is sponsored by The Barnard Center for Research on Women. For more information, visit

Nov. 12, 2012 - 12:00 PM