Good Girls and an Ordinary Killing: Alpa Shah in conversation with Sonia Faleiro

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

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Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro

Dr Alpa Shah

Dr Alpa Shah


Dr Armine Ishkanian

Dr Armine Ishkanian

Sonia Faleiro will be in conversation with Alpa Shah about her new book Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing.

A deep investigation into the death of two low-caste teenage girls, Faleiro explores the coming of age, the failures of care, and the violence of caste, honour and shame in contemporary India.

Meet our speakers and chair

Sonia Faleiro (@soniafaleiro) is a journalist and writer. She is the author of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars, a book of the year for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Economist and Time Out.

Alpa Shah (@alpashah001) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at LSE and leads the International Inequalities Institute research theme on Global Economies of Care. Her most recent book is the award winning Nightmarch: Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas.

Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Associate Professor of Social Policy and the Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at LSE. Her research focuses on the relationship between civil society, policy processes, and social transformation. She is co-convenor of the Politics of Inequality research theme based in the International Inequalities Institute. 

More about this event

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

You can order the book, The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (UK delivery only), from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.

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