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Social Science Press and Jindal School of Government and Public Policy recently held a book discussion on Classes of Labour: Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town, authored by Professor Jonathan Parry, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics. The webinar was held on 7 October 2020.

The discussants were Jayaseelan Raj, Mallika Shakya and Sumeet Mhaskar. Prabhu Mohapatra chaired this event.

WATCH/LISTEN:
https://youtu.be/a3UEgnuq7M4

A book discussion on Classes of Labour: Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town by Jonathan Parry was hosted by the Department of Anthropology and the International Inequalities Institute on 11 November 2020.

Joining Professor Jonathan Parry were discussants Maxim Bolt, Geert De Neve, Nayanika Mathur, Massimiliano Mollona, Nate Roberts and Christian Strümpell. Alpa Shah chaired this event.

ABOUT THE BOOK: How should we understand the human conditions of the Indian workforce? This event discusses Professor Jonathan Parry’s book Classes of Labour: Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town. A classic in the social sciences, the book is based on more than twenty years of fieldwork in the hot dusty plains amidst the industrial sprawl that sprouted up around a gigantic steel plant erected with Russian backing as Nehru’s temple of modernity. At the heart of the book is an analysis of the intersections of class, caste, gender and regional ethnicity in contemporary India.

WATCH/LISTEN:
https://richmedia.lse.ac.uk/iga/20201117_lSEIIIclassesOfLabourWorkAndLifeInACentralIndianSteelTown.mp4

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