Audio podcast: The intersection of caste and technology

 

Ashraf Engineer

November 18, 2020

The relationship between communication technologies and lower castes is a complicated one. While communication technology and the mass media are widely thought to shrink social divisions, in many cases they have in fact reinforced caste-based exclusion and affected caste narratives. Dr Murali Shanmugavelan, London-based researcher and consultant – whose work looks at the disavowal of caste in media and communication studies and digital cultures – sheds light on the issue in this conversation with All Indians Matter.

 

Dr Murali Shanmugavelan’s picture, courtesy: https://soas-uk.academia.edu/MuraliShanmugavelan