Ambedkar: caste, constitution, gender

Hosted by the LSE Library

Online public event, United Kingdom


Dr Jayaraj Sundaresan

Department of Geography and Environment, LSE and part of DecolonisingLSE Collective

Dr. Rohit De

Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University

Dr Shailaja D Paik

Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Suraj Yengde

Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School


Dr Nilanjan Sarkar

Deputy Director and Development Manager, LSE South Asia Centre


Daniel Payne

Curator, LSE Library

We are delighted to host this roundtable discussion inspired by the life and legacy of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar; a brilliant scholar of social justice and LSE alumnus who championed Dalit rights and chaired the drafting committee of the first Indian Constitution.   

Nilanjan Sarkar (LSE) and Jayaraj Sundaresan (LSE) are joined by Rohit De (Yale University), Shailaja D Paik (University of Cincinnati), and Suraj Yengde (Harvard Kennedy School) to discuss caste, constitution and gender in the light of Ambedkar’s life and work. 

This event is a collaboration between the LSE South Asia Centre, LSE Library, and the Decolonising LSE Collective, and marks the launch of a new online exhibition which explores Ambedkar’s time at LSE.    

Dr Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director and Development Manager, LSE South Asia Centre. 

Dr Jayaraj Sundaresan, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE and part of DecolonisingLSE Collective.   

Dr. Rohit De, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University.

Dr Shailaja D Paik, Associate Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Asian Studies, University of Cincinnati.  

Dr. Suraj Yengde, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School.  

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

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