Living Class in Urban India

01 April 2018

Sara Dickey

In this book, the anthropologist Sara Dickey argues that globalisation is radically transforming Indians’ perception of class. She focusses on four individuals living in the second-tier city of Madurai: an auto-rickshaw driver, a graphic designer, a domestic worker and an English teacher. Drawing on over thirty years of fieldwork, she examines a nation in flux, bombarded with images of middle-class consumers navigating the currents of capitalism and the inequality it produces.

Permanent Black, 280 pages, Rs 795