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'Science, technology and medicine in India, 1930-2000: The problem of poverty.'

Poverty in India

Workshops Convened by Dr Sarah Hodges

IAS Seminar Room, Millburn House

University of Warwick


This three-year programme, held jointly by Warwick and Jawaharlal Nehru University, consists of of research, workshops and teaching. It connects established faculty, post-doctoral scholars and postgraduates in India and the UK to examine how far and how effectively projects of science, technology and medicine have addressed questions of poverty in India or instead contributed to their intensification (or concealment) between 1930 and 2000. Poverty was the predominant economic/political/social paradigm within which late colonial, nationalist and post-independence era policy was constructed. This project assesses what happened to articulate or supplant this optic by the close of the twentieth century. It explores the significance, for the earlier paradigm of poverty eradication, of India’s recent economic successes for the research, policy, and practice of science, technology and medicine in India. Has the problem of poverty in India been solved, or has the study of poverty become inconvenient alongside the rise of new narratives that frame India as a site of inspirational economic growth?

OCTOBER 2011 WORKSHOP DETAILS - 13 & 14 October 2011

For previous workshop details please see: Further Information

For further details or queries please contact the Project Convenor Dr Sarah Hodges or CHM Administrator (Tracy Horton)