Political Science Speaker Series
Inequality, Secularization, and Democratization of Religion: Recast(e)ing the Secularism debate in India

Monday, February 29, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Room 303 Paterson Hall, HUMS lecture hall

India Value Fund Chair Professor, and Head
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai, India

D.Parthasarathy is India Value Fund Chair Professor of Sociology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has earlier worked or held visiting positions at the Australian National University, National University of Singapore, and Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin . He is the author of Collective Violence in a Provincial City (1997), and has co-edited “Women’s Self Help Groups: Restructuring Socio-Economic Development,” (2011), and “Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia” (2013). He has carried out research projects and published in the areas of urban studies, law and governance, climate studies, and disaster risk and vulnerability. His current research interests include urban informality with a focus on urban religion and politics, urban commons, transnational urbanism, legal pluralism and resource governance, and vulnerability to climate / disaster risks.

This event is hosted by the Dept. of Political Science and co-sponsored by College of the Humanities, and the Canada-India Centre.