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Book Launch: Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for the launch of “Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society” (Palgrave Macmillan 2023)

Book Launch: Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society

Come join us for the exciting book launch event at Balliol College, organised by Oxford Ambedkar Initative, Balliol College, Oxford, UK.

This book explores the complex realities and experiences associated with ‘caste,’ examining how it can evoke life-threatening fear for some individuals while nurturing life-enriching networks for others. Using a diverse range of methods and collaborative efforts to explore everyday caste dynamics, all contributions prioritise first-hand experiences and insights, inspired by Guru and Sarukkai’s influential work on “Experience, Caste and the Everyday Social.” Stemming from a workshop on caste in daily life, this volume meticulously analyses the mechanisms, processes, and interactions that sustain caste (produced and re-produced) in various contexts and communities.

What sets this collection apart is its exploration of the perspectives of Brahmins and other dominant castes openly acknowledging their caste privilege, rather than exclusively focusing on marginalised castes. It also addresses gender dynamics and cross-caste relationships, capturing a broad spectrum of experiences and negotiations within institutions like marriage. Together, the chapters offer profound insights into caste and its significance in everyday life, particularly theorising about the impacts of ‘affect,’ ‘experiences’ of caste, that intricately shape the daily lives of Indians.


Balliol College
Broad Street
Oxford, England OX1 3BJ United Kingdom


Oxford Ambedkar Initiative, Balliol College, University of Oxford

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