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Arjun BK
Caste Discrimination in the Premier Institute of Higher Education in India: A Study of Dalit Students' Suicide

3 pm • 17 July 2013 (Wednesday) • Nepā School, Chabahil
This research explores the linkage between caste discrimination and the suicides based on case studies in relation with the status of anti-discriminatory laws, reservation, institutional measures and support mechanisms for Dalit students and understanding the experience and perception of Dalit and non-Dalit students towards the discrimination in educational institutes. Qualitative method with purposive sampling is used, and Bourdieu's theory of cultural reproduction, supplemented with some psychological and psychological theories, is applied to get into in-depth of the issues.


Arjun BK is a 2011 graduate of Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He was awarded with the F. K. Fellowship by the SAMATA Foundation in 2012. He carried out a research in the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. G. C. Pal in between May and August 2012. He is currently working at SAMATA Foundation as a researcher. His previous work includes
Right Issue Wrong Treatment: A Study of Anand's ‘Untouchable’ (Master Thesis).