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17:30 - 20:00 4 September 2015

Minds of caste - an inter-disciplinary seminar on how caste identities shape the mind


Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Bhargavi Davar, Director, Centre for Advocacy and Mental Health, Pune, India
Dr Meena Dhanda, Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Prof. Gautam Gawali, Professor of Psychology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

The relationship between caste identity and mental well-being is critical and yet curiously unexplored. Unpacking culturally rooted caste conflict requires addressing the dynamics between victims and victimisers. This unique inter-disciplinary seminar will address some of the following questions: How does caste shape individual minds and determine collective mentalities? Why and how does caste discrimination impact upon the inner lives of both the perpetrators and their victims?

This event is supported by UCL's Grand Challenge of Inter-cultural Interaction, UCL Office for International Affairs, UCL Science, Medicine and Society Network, & Research Councils UK India.


Kasia Diez
+44 (0)20 7679 8585 | k.diez@ucl.ac.uk


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