In this episode of Research Radio, we have Rajat Roy discussing his research on Dalit Political Subjectivity. In his papers titled "From Postcolonial Irony to Dalit Truth: A Perspective on Experience" and "Politics of Identity Contra Anti-caste Social Visions: The Matua Problem and Beyond," he highlights the uniqueness of Hindu life world and the social practices of castes. He argues that the postcolonial theory has not been sincere enough to look at caste and Brahmanical ideology critically as much as it has explored political questions like that of a Nation. Rajat Roy is an assistant professor of political science at Presidency University, Kolkata.
For more episodes and to listen to EPW's other podcast Research Radio head to https://www.epw.in/podcasts
Subscribe to EPW to access all our content including the archives of The Economic and Political Weekly and The Economic Weekly dating back to 1949. https://www.epw.in/subscribe.html