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Living Class in Urban India

1 April 2018

Sara Dickey

In this book, the anthropologist Sara Dickey argues that globalisation is radically transforming Indians’ perception of class. She focusses on four individuals living in the second-tier city of Madurai: an auto-rickshaw driver, a graphic designer, a domestic worker and an English teacher. Drawing on over thirty years of fieldwork, she examines a nation in flux, bombarded with images of middle-class consumers navigating the currents of capitalism and the inequality it produces.

Permanent Black, 280 pages, Rs 795

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