History of caste oppression in India

Many of us think of caste as something foreign and faraway, a vestige from the pre-modern past that lingers on in other parts of the world. Why and how does caste persist, traveling across time and space? And what does thinking about the everyday operation of caste tell us about other orders of hierarchy and discrimination? Through a focus on archival findings from eighteenth-century India that tell us about the relationship between dietary ethics and political struggles over caste rank, this talk will reflect on the ways in which efforts to live and to eat ethically can also nourish oppression.

December 8
12:00pm to 1:30pm
CIVIC W505 CLASSROOM
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2021-12-08 12:00:00 2021-12-08 13:30:00 History of caste oppression in India

<p>Many of us think of caste as something foreign and faraway, a vestige from the pre-modern past that lingers on in other parts of the world. Why and how does caste persist, traveling across time and space? And what does thinking about the everyday operation of caste tell us about other orders of hierarchy and discrimination? Through a focus on archival findings from eighteenth-century India that tell us about the relationship between dietary ethics and political struggles over caste rank, this talk will reflect on the ways in which efforts to live and to eat ethically can also nourish oppression.</p>

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