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.

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?

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.

Amrita Chhachhi
Barbara Harriss-White
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
Elaine Chase
Harsh Mander
Indrajit Roy
Jan Breman
Matthew McCartney


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