Edward Simpson and Michele Serafini

Edward Simpson is an anthropologist and director of the SOAS South Asia Institute. Michele Serafini is a researcher and anthropology grad student based in London.

The neoliberal aftershock

How the 2001 Gujarat earthquake gave a fillip to Narendra Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’.

Jul 28, 2015

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