ZHCES organises a Book Discussion by L. N. Venkataraman

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021
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Wednesday, 24 February 2021
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ZHCES organises a Book Discussion by L. N. Venkataraman
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Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies

School of Social Sciences

 

ZHCES Seminar Series

Book Discussion

The Social Construction of Capabilities in a Tamil Village

Date: 24th February 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:30 pm

Link to join: meet.google.com/nde-qykt-ucj

The Book : Is an equitable distribution of opportunities possible within a stratified social system in which caste-based socio-economic privileges are inherited and social mobility constrained? The Social Construction of Capabilities in a Tamil Village answers this question by analysing the intersections between caste, class and education, and argues that capabilities—that is, the competence or life skills one acquires through education—are socially constructed and not an inherent trait of the individual.

Author : L. N. Venkataraman is a Faculty at the Department of Policy Studies in TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS). Before joining TERI SAS, he worked as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Education in Universität Bielefeld, Germany; and, at the Centre for Development Support in the University of the Free State, South Africa. As a university professional, he has been closely associated with various scholars; public intellectuals in India as well as abroad; and actively sharing perspectives and delivering lectures.

(All are cordially invited)

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Choudhury

(Coordinator, ZHCES Seminar Series)