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Caste-ing Nutrition: The Politics of Health and Food in Modern India


Caste-ing Nutrition: The Politics of Health and Food in Modern India


Workshop by

 Centre for the History of Medicine and the Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick

22nd June 2018, 10.30 to 4.30


Venue: Institute of Advanced Study, (Seminar Room)
Milburn House, University of Warwick

For the full program please click here

The purpose of this workshop is to produce a research agenda for thinking about the crosscutting relations between food and caste hierarchy in India. While critically reflecting on the historical and social constructions of food, nutrition and health in colonial and late colonial times, it will consider what analytics of caste can - and can’t - do for understanding Indian food politics. Along with reviewing a global history of nutrition, historians working on the cultural politics of food will talk about the mutual constitution of food and caste in relation to reproduction, anti-caste resistance, sociability and the advertising of food in colonial and late colonial India.



Rebecca Earle (University of Warwick, UK)

Shrikant Botre (University of Warwick, Uk)

Rachel Berger (Concordia University, Canada)

A.R. Venkatachalapathy (Madras Institute of Development Studies, India)

Douglas Haynes (Dartmouth College, US)


The workshop is free and open to all.

For inquiries contact Shrikant Botre ( S.S.Botre@


Further details and registration:

Tue 05 Jun 2018, 14:27 | Tags: GRPEvents, news, GRPNews, events