The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

Workshop report of 'Harnessing counter-culture to construct identity: mapping Dalit cultural heritage in contemporary India'

Ronki Ram

Leiden University, the Netherlands, 7-8 December, 2012 Convened by Ronki Ram (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Professor of Political Science, ICCR Chair Professor of Contemporary India Studies)

The workshop, organized by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) in Leiden, focused on the emergence of Dalit cultural heritage as a counter-culture to the mainstream culture of upper/dominant castes social structure and world view.

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