Sheetal Chhabria: Caste as Poverty: Racialization and Capitalism in South Asia’s Long Past
The Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
This paper revisits and rethinks caste as capital and caste as labor. By exploring a long history of the power of caste and capital in organizing social life, we learn that caste is not a primordial phenomena that resurges in the modern era, but rather is emergent in historic struggles between capital and labor, either to organize capital or disorganize labor.