Inequality and Affirmative Action in South Asia

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This British Academy UK-South Asia Partnership seeks to analyse debates over affirmative action in India and Nepal and to consider their implications for emerging policy making in both countries.

The three year collaboration was led by Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Other key institutions involved are University of Cambridge, UK; Institute of Education, London and Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

There are 6 core researchers based in Anthropology (Goldsmiths, Tribhuvan University and University of Cambridge), in Political Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Education, Policy and Society (Institute of Education) and Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (Jamia Millia Islamia).

The Final Conference of this three year partnership was held 18-20 July 2012 in Kathmandu.