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Mr. Manoj Bandan Balsamanta

Senior Research Associate


  • Ph.D (submitted) from the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

Manoj Bandan Balsamanta is a Senior Research Associate at IHD. His doctoral dissertation focused on the intersections of caste, class and social capital in higher education. His research interests include sociology of Indian Sociology, canon formation, contemporary and unfamiliar caste, (re)production of advantages and marginalities in higher education, and the political economy of inequalities and violence. In particular, his recent research involves studies related to caste manifestations in cities, violence against women in rural India, and urban inequalities and violence.