Critical Caste and Technology Studies offers a communication-, media-, and technology-based critique of contemporary caste narratives. It does so by examining the everyday caste practices of India's present, its economic growth and the rising authoritarian, communal, and Hindutva (Hinduness) political power in India and recently in the UK, Europe, and North America. This syllabus introduces an account of contemporary caste narratives to counter the growing narratives of “castelessness” and dominant religious identity in the public domain that marginalise Dalits and other oppressed castes by erasing or obfuscating real caste issues. In addition, it aims to unravel how and in what ways caste is embedded in the field of technology influenced by dominant caste origins.

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