Alpa Shah is Associate Professor (Reader) in Anthropology at LSE. She is the author of Ground Down by Growth (Pluto, 2017) and In the Shadows of the State, Indigenous Politics, Environmentalism and Insurgency in Jharkhand, India (Duke, 2010). She has also written about affirmative action, labour migration, agrarian change and India and Nepal's Maoist inspired revolutionary struggles.
VIDEO: Is Capitalism Eliminating Social Inequalities?
Alpa Shah looks at how capitalism is entrenching social inequalities in India through inherited inequalities of power; seasonal casual labour migration; and the conjugated oppression of class, tribe, caste and gender.