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LSE Inequality and Poverty Research Programme
Collective Book Workshop Schedule (30 June and 1 July 2016)

30 June 2016

Room 4426, 4th Floor, College Buildings, SOAS.

10.30- Coffee

10:45-11:00 – Introduction – Alpa Shah

11:00-12:00 Chaired by Clarinda Still

Chapter 1


Alpa Shah and Jens Lerche

12:00 -1:00. Chaired by Alpa Shah

Chapter 2

At the Bottom of Durable Inequality: The Status of India’s Dalits and Adivasis.

K P Kannan

With Reflections from Barbara Harriss-White

1:00 – 2:00 –Lunch

Room FG01, 1st Floor, Faber Building, SOAS.

2:00 -3:15. Chaired by Dalel Benbabaali

Chapter 3

Kerala Tea Plantations

Jayaseelan Raj

With Reflections from Virginius Xaxa

3:15-3:30 – Coffee

3:30 – 4:45. Chaired by Richard Axelby

Chapter 4

The Hill-Bhils and their Plains’ Counterpart in Maharashtra

Vikramditya Thakur

With Reflections from Judith Whitehead

4:45-5:00 – Break

5:00-6:15. Chaired by Jayaseelan Raj

Chapter 5

Gaddis and Gujjars in the mountains of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Richard Axelby

With Reflections from K Sivaramakrishnan


1 July 2016

Seligman library, 6th Floor, Anthropology Department, Old Building, LSE.

10:15- Coffee

10:30 – 11:45. Chaired by Vikramditya Thakur

 Chapter 6

Dalits, Irulas and Eastern Indian low caste labour in a Tamil Nadu Chemical Hub

Brendan Donegan

With Reflections from Geert De Neve

11:45-1:00. Chaired by Brendan Donegan

Chapter 7

Koyas, Lambadas and Madigas by a Telengana Paper Factory

Dalel Benbabaali

With Reflections from Clarinda Still

1:00-2:15 Lunch

2:15-3:15. Chaired by Jens Lerche

Implications for Government of India, ILO and Indian Unions in relation to labour and discrimination

Ravi Srivastava

3:15 -3:30 – Coffee

3:30-5:30. Chaired by Alpa Shah

Concluding Reflections

Jonathan Parry on implication for theories of caste

David Mosse on implication for theories of inequality and poverty

John Harriss on implication for political struggle

Jan Breman on implications for labour