New Religious Practices and Politics in Contemporary India
Chichester Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex
Sussex Development Lecture by Dr Nandini Gooptu, Head of International Development at Oxford University.
About the speaker
Nandini Gooptu is Head of Department of the Oxford Department of International Development and Faculty Fellow of St Antony's College. She teaches history and politics at the Department of International Development, the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, and the Department of Politics, University of Oxford. Educated in Calcutta and at Cambridge, and trained as a historian, she is the author of 'The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early-Twentieth Century India', published by Cambridge University Press.
She is the co-editor of 'India and the British Empire', published by Oxford University Press. While Dr Gooptu's past research has been on colonial India, her current research is concerned with social and political transformation in contemporary India, with a focus on enterprise culture and the complexities of the making of the 'enterprising self', covering workplace culture; the media; mental health and personality development; religion and spiritualism; education, training and pedagogy. She has published articles on a variety of subjects, including caste, religion and politics; urban development and politics; poverty, labour, and work.