Jens Lerche is Reader in Labour and Agrarian Studies at SOAS, University of London. He has published on low castes, rural and migrant labour and agrarian relations in India for more than two decades. He is editor of the Journal of Agrarian Change and the author of Ground Down by Growth (Pluto, 2017).
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.