LSST Elephant and Castle Celebrates Profound Scholarly Achievement – Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi Publishes Transformative Work on Caste in Everyday Life

Kunal Chan Mehta

By Kunal Chan Mehta | Article Date: 26 September 2023

Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi, Lecturer in Health at LSST Elephant and Castle, celebrates his groundbreaking work on caste systems and experiences in Indian society (Photo: LSST Elephant and Castle)

LSST takes immense pride in celebrating a remarkable academic achievement by one of its staff members, Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi, a Lecturer in Health, situated at LSST’s Elephant and Castle campus. Dr Bhoi, a revered authority in the intricate domain of caste systems and caste experiences, has recently unveiled a groundbreaking literary magnum opus titled: Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society. This exceptional work is poised to have a profound impact on the multifaceted manifestations and experiences of caste within social life. The book is now readily accessible to academics, researchers, and students worldwide, courtesy of the prestigious academic publisher, Springer (of which Palgrave is a subsidiary).

This debut publication explores the deep connection between emotions and mental states with larger frameworks of health, everyday struggles, and societal structures, thereby aligning with Dr Bhoi’s wider work on ‘humiliation’ within the context of ‘everyday experiences.’ This monumental achievement is the culmination of nearly three years of dedicated research and scholarship.


Readers worldwide can access this transformative work via the following link: Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society eBook : Bhoi, Dhaneswar, Gorringe, Hugo: Books


Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi’s extensive academic background includes a Post-Doctorate from the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, as well as studies in Public Policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, USA. Furthermore, Dr Bhoi has undertaken courses in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan, USA, and Research Methods at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Published by Springer, a renowned leader in academic publishing, Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society has garnered considerable attention even before its official release. This recognition underscores Dr Bhoi’s exceptional scholarly prowess and resonates with LSST’s steadfast commitment to advancing intellectual boundaries and contributing significantly to the realm of knowledge (see: LSST’s Annual Research Symposium 2023).

Dr Bhoi, reflecting on the book’s release, expressed his enthusiasm and gratitude, stating, ‘I am elated to share this work with the global academic community and beyond. Caste in Everyday Life represents years of dedicated research, collaborative efforts, and a profound passion for understanding caste dynamics. I sincerely hope that this work not only inspires meaningful discussions but also fuels advancements in this crucial field at LSST and beyond.’

‘The publication of Caste in Everyday Life stands as a source of immense pride for Dr Bhoi and serves as a beacon of inspiration for emerging scholars and researchers,’ said Mr Ali Jafar Zaidi, LSST’s Deputy CEO. ‘It is a testament to the academic rigour and unwavering pursuit of knowledge that LSST instils in its academic community.’

Dr George Panagiotou, LSST’s Principal, added: ‘LSST extends its warmest congratulations to Dr Bhoi and eagerly anticipates the profound impact of Caste in Everyday Life in shaping academic discourse and advancing knowledge within the realm of caste systems and experiences.’

‘Unlike conventional examinations that predominantly focus on the lives of oppressed castes, Dr Bhoi offers a unique perspective by analysing cross-caste friendships, romances, and marriages,’ added Mr Syed Rizvi, Academic Dean of LSST’s Elephant & Castle Campus and Dean of Learning & Teaching. ‘Such an approach unveils the intimate and ingrained aspects of caste, providing a comprehensive understanding of this complex social construct. In essence, Dr Bhoi’s work transcends traditional boundaries to shed light on the subtle interplay of caste in our daily lives.’

For additional information regarding Caste in Everyday Life or to engage with Dr Bhoi in discussions related to this groundbreaking work, please direct inquiries to LSST’s Public Relations Manager via .

Readers worldwide can access this transformative work via the following link: Caste in Everyday Life: Experience and Affect in Indian Society eBook : Bhoi, Dhaneswar, Gorringe, Hugo: Books

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