2017, February 20
Indrajit Roy comments on recommendation from The Working Group on Migration, 'Migrants could get a job in any state as domicile quotas may go', Hindustan Times.
2017, February 7
Interview with KumKum Dasgupta, 'A combination of aspiration and desperation is fuelling migration in India', Hindustan Times.
2017, March 24-27
Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision. Patna
Select photographs from the project were exhibited at the Silver Jubilee anniversary of the Asian Development Research Institute held at Patna, India. The exhibition was organised between March 25 and 28, 2017 and was curated by CES Fellow Atul Anand.
2017, February 2
Contemporary South Asia Seminar: Fragmented transitions: Growth, mobility and democracy in India. Oxford
2016, November 16
[Book Talk] Looking Away: Inequality, prejudice and indifference. Oxford
In the two decades since India confirmed its allegiance to the Free Market, more of its citizens have become marginalized than ever before, and society has become more sharply riven than ever. In Looking Away, Harsh Mander ranges wide to record and analyse the many different fault lines which crisscross Indian society today. There is increasing prosperity among the middle classes, but also a corresponding intolerance for the less fortunate. And with the sharp Rightward turn in politics, minority communities are under serious threat - their very status as citizens in question - as a belligerent, monolithic idea of the nation takes the place of an inclusive, tolerant one. However, as what most stains society today is the erosion in the imperative for sympathy, both at the state and individual levels, a crumbling that is principally at the base of the vast inequities which afflict India.
2016, November 16
[Workshop] Challenges of universalising social policy: India in comparative perspective. Oxford
The objective of the workshop is to collectively reflect on the political and social drivers for the adoption of inclusive social policy. How and why do governments institute inclusive social policy? Although the empirical focus of the workshop is India, the discussions will situate the Indian case in comparative perspective. The thrust towards universalisation in Latin American countries and the debates in southern Africa around universalising basic incomes are important points of reference. What lessons can be learnt from these countries for the Indian case? What does the Indian experience with social policy teach us about social policy more broadly? These are some of the questions with which the consultation will engage.
2016, November 15
Fragmented Transitions seminar series: India in comparative perspective. Oxford
India today is in the throes of a transition away from the developmental state to a neoliberal one. What has been the outcome of this transition for the social question, or the contradictions between India’s different social classes, especially the laboring poor? Professor Breman contends that the social question has been effectively subverted, not only in India, but elsewhere in the Global South.