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Center for South Asia Holds Teach-In On Caste in India

Lecturers Speak at the Teach-In

Feb 29 2016

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In response to a student suicide in India, The Stanford Center for South Asia hosted a second installment of its teach-in series on “Why Caste Matters” on Feb. 29. The death of Rohith Vemula, a Ph.D. student at the University of Hyderabad in India, has reopened the conversation about the caste system’s prevalence in India since ancient times, a conversation that has now reached Stanford. The teach-in’s panelists included Linda Hess, senior lecturer in the department of religious studies, along with graduate students Anubha Anushree (history) and Vivek Narayan (theater and performance studies). Continue Reading here >>