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A Passage to Contemporary India: Graduate Students Research Presentations

Saturday, May 1, 2010

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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A Passage to Contemporary India: Graduate Student Research on Politics, Development and Inequality 

10:00am-12:00pm Encountering the State in Urban India

Chair: Patrick Heller

Gayatri Singh, Sociology and Trina Vithayathil, Sociology
Whose City is it Anyway? Contestations, Claims and Spaces of Engagement with the State in Two Indian Metropolitans

Sukriti Issar, Sociology
Making Markets: The State and Urban Development in Mumbai 

12:00-1:00pm Lunch 

1:00pm-3:00pm Everyday Life and Everyday Politics in Contemporary India

Chair: Lina Fruzzetti

Shruti Majumdar, Sociology
Multiple Politics of the Governed: State-Poor Encounters in Urban India

Bhawani Buswala, Anthropology
Man the Producer, Man the Protector: The Gendered Life of Meat among the Khatiks in Rajasthan

Sohini Kar, Anthropology
Creditable Lives: Microfinance, Development and Financial Risk in India

Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.