What does India’s booming growth mean for the poorest on whose land and labour it is based? "Behind the Indian Boom” travels across the country to meet its Adivasis and Dalits - low castes and tribal communities - historically stigmatised as ‘untouchable’ and ‘wild’, who remain at the bottom of its social and economic hierarchies, and who account for one in twenty-five people in the world.
Behind the Indian Boom is curated by Simon Chambers and Alpa Shah (LSE), and brought to the LSE Atrium Gallery under the direction of Megnaa Mehtaa (LSE) and Itay Noy (LSE). It is based on an ERC and ESRC funded Programme of Research on Inequality and Poverty in the Department of Anthropology, LSE, led by Alpa Shah and Jens Lerche (SOAS), and involves the work of several researchers, journalists and activists.
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This exhibition runs from 15 January - 15 February.
Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts website.