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17:30 - 19:00 20 November 2014

The 2014 Lancet Lecture - The Half-Life of Caste: The ill-health of a nation


Logan Hall | Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

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

Speaker information

Arundhati Roy, acclaimed novelist and political activist. Arundhati Roy won the 1997 Booker Prize for Fiction with her novel The God of Small Things. She has published several collections of political essays on issues ranging from large dams and nuclear weapons to the corporatization and privatization of India's New Economy.

In this lecture she will speak about the practice of caste in India and how it received support from many of those who lead India's struggle for Independence including Mahatma Gandhi. She will argue that caste has been modernised and entrenched by democracy in India.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

  • Please note this event is fully booked and the waiting list is at full capacity
  • The lecture will be filmed and streamed live on the evening

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Helen Hopkins