South Asian Studies

Panel discussion: Demonetisation

Friday, 25 November, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:00
MTC Lecture Theatre, Somerville College, Oxford

On 8 November 2016, The Government of India demonetised existing 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes.  As a consequence, 86 percent of Indian bank notes might no longer be legal tender.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Matthew McCartney
Professor Nikita Sud
Smit Singh
Emeritus Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Dr Maan Barua (Chair)

Wolfson SARC Event: Subverting the social question: India in comparative perspective

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, 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?

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jan Breman (Amsterdam Institute of Social Research)
Barbara Harriss-White (Chair)
Nandini Gooptu (Discussant)
Muhammed Ali Jan (Discussant)

Wolfson SARC Event: The challenges of universalising social policy: India in comparative perspective

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
10:00 to 13:00
The Private Dining Room, Wolfson College

Social policy in India is variegated and fragmented. Recent conversations have turned to a focus on universalising basic incomes.

Speaker(s): 
Amrita Chhachhi
Barbara Harriss-White
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
Elaine Chase
Harsh Mander
Indrajit Roy
Jan Breman
Matthew McCartney

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