Suraj Yengde - Perspectives on Race and Caste in the U.S. and India
Speaker Series on Global Racism
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
4-5 pm CST
The College of Arts & Sciences welcomes you to virtually attend the “Speaker Series on Global Racism.” Created by the directors of five region-based interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, these lectures will shine a light on issues of global racism around the world.
The next webinar is on Wednesday, April 21 at 4pm - 5pm CST, “Perspectives on Race and Caste in the U.S. and India” features Dr. Suraj Yengde from Harvard University and moderated by Dr. John Pincince, Loyola's Director of Asian Studies.
For information, email Maria Lettiere at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and invited guests.
Suraj Yengde is one of India’s leading scholars and public intellectuals. He is the author of the bestseller Caste Matters and co-editor of award winning anthology The Radical in Ambedkar. Caste Matters was recently featured in the prestigious "Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade" list by The Hindu.
Dr. Yengde is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a research associate position with the department of African and African American Studies, a non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and is part of the founding team of the Initiative for Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability (IARA) at Harvard University. He is an International Human Rights attorney by qualification from India and the UK.
- Introduction- Caste Matters by Suraj Yengde (2009)
- Listen to BBC program with Suraj Yengde: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswg9w.
- Read Suraj Yengde’s discussion of Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste: the origins of our discontents: https://thewire.in/caste/isabel-wilkerson-caste-colour-oppression.
- Watch a brief BBC interview with Suraj Yengde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ_A8gDneYk.
- Books by Suraj Yengde