[act-ma] Modernization and Globalization: A South Asian Perspective

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Mon May 7 09:40:28 PDT 2012


*Modernization and *


*a South Asian Perspective*


*Sat. May 12 | 4 PM*

MIT 4 - 231

77 mass ave, cambridge

*Seminar by *

*Prof. Vivek Kumar*

*Associate Professor, *

*Center for the Study of Social Systems*

 *Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi*

How has modernization and globalization  been perceived by the masses? How
has this effected homogenization, pluralization, traditionalization and
hybridization?  What about  issues of availability, accessibility, and

*Vivek Kumar (Ph.D.) *is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Sociology
Department at Columbia, and a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in residence at the
South Asia Institute. Vivek Kumar is appointed as an Associate Professor at
the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, in the School of Social
Sciences, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he earned his Ph.D. His
major area of interest is in issues of Dalits, marginalized section in
India and global African community struggles. He has been engaged in
comparative issues of Dalits and African American. He has been a Visiting
Professor at the Universities of Pune, Jammu, and Mumbai. His recent
publications include the Co‐edited volume Dynamics of Change and Continuity
in the Age of Globalization: Voices from the Margins (2009), and the
monographs Dalit Society: Old Problems and New Aspirations (2007), and
India's Roaring Revolution: Dalit Assertion and New Horizons (2006). Kumar
is currently involved in an ongoing research project, "Social Status and
Social Attitudes in India: A Study of Indian College Students," with
Professor Jim Sidanius (Harvard) and Arjun Bharadwaj (University of British
Columbia). He was also called by the Planning Commission of India and
Empowerment and Social Justice Ministry of India for the formulation of
upcoming 12th five year plan of India. His areas of specialization
areSocial Stratification in India, Indian Diaspora and Social Movements of

Supported by: Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
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