Research Radio Ep 11: The Impossibility of ‘Dalit Studies’

In this episode, we speak to Ankit Kawade about the exclusionary character of higher education curriculums, and the implications of institutionalising Dalit Studies.


Colleges and universities hold the potential to transform society by raising social consciousness and enabling social and economic mobility. Historically and today, however, this potential has been constrained by accessibility barriers, deficiencies in curriculums, skewed funding allocations, among other factors. Ankit Kawade, who is an MPhil candidate at the Centre for Political Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, joins me this week to discuss his EPW article titled “The Impossibility of 'Dalit Studies'” published last year.

This is the first episode of our new season featuring a refreshed format, new graphics, and an exciting line-up of scholars. Our goal remains the same: each week, we’ll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of work published in EPW. We hope you tune in, and share your feedback!

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