School of Development Studies

SDS Research Seminar Series 2019 - "Housework, Women, and Marx's Theory of Value"

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Date and time: July 19, 2019 4:30AM - 5:30PM


Venue: Bhabha Hall, Academic Building 2

 

Advanced Centre for Women's Studies,

School of Development Studies

 

SDS Seminar series on Contemporary Social Sciences Discourses and Feminist Engagement

"Housework, Women, and Marx's Theory of Value"

by Suhas Paranjape

Suhas Paranjape holds a B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. After graduation, he spent a few years as a full time activist in the ShramikSanghatana in the adiwasi areas in Shahade in the now Nanburbar District of Maharashtra. Subsequently he has worked on alternative and participative development as a Researcher with the Centre for Applied Systems Analysis in Deelopment (CASAD) and the Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM) and has retired from the latter as Senior Research fellow. He has been closely associated with a number of movements. Alongwith his colleagues he has contributed to many books, chapters in edited volumes and articles and research papers, especially on water, water policy and water conflicts. He has been a founder member of the Maharashtra Lok Vidnyan Sanghatana. He has been part of the research team of the 13-part film serial "Bharat ki Chhaap" on the history of science and technology in the Indian subcontinent rom the stone age to the present, and along with Swatija Manorama and Chayanika Shah has authored the companion book to the film serial with the same name. His historical analysis of the development of classes and resistance in the Shahade area has been published in the then Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. His book in Marathi introducing Marx's Capital has won the award for the best writing on economics of that year. He has also dabbled in creative writing and one  of his short stories earned a mention in Ram Kolarkar's Short stories of the year when it was published and recently, the Marathi re-telling of adiwasi fables that he and Swatija Manorama have coauthored has won this year's Modak award of the Marathi Sahitya Parishad for the best translation work into Marathi.

Suhas Paranjape