South Asian Studies Council: “Citizens vs Labharthi?”

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 12:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The South Asian Studies Council presents Yamini Aiyar, President, Center for Policy Research: 

“Citizens vs Labharthi?”

Given the centrality of welfare in the BJP’s electoral discourse, it is important to ask if there is a distinct BJP welfare model. If so, how do the two different narratives on welfare – the ‘revadi’ and the ‘labharthi’ – reconcile to shape this model? Crucially, what are its implications for the character of the welfare state, the role it plays in enabling citizen rights and claim making and more broadly the dynamics of citizen-state relations?

Open to: 
General Public