Recent cases of caste-based discrimination prevalent in large American multinationals have shed light on ways in which the oppressive caste system operates within the American Indian diaspora. How does caste travel from India to the U.S.? What are the ways in which caste-based discrimination takes place amongst the Indian diaspora? How have labor practices, such as recruiting candidates from a small cohort of top schools, shaped the Indian technical workforce's demographics abroad? The session will also examine the links between caste and race in the United States.

Join us for the eight Anahita Speaker Series session of 2020, as Ajantha Subramanian, professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard University, draws on her expertise to expand on the transnational dimensions of caste. The discussion will be moderated by Ananya Kumar.

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