Surinder S. Jodhka



Professor of Sociology


Centre for the Study of Social Systems


Jawaharlal Nehru University


Surinder S. Jodhka is Professor of Sociology at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interests include the dynamics of rural transformations and agrarian change; social inequalities – old and new – and their reproduction; the social life of caste and the varied modes of its articulation in the contemporary Indian context. His research publications include The Indian Middle Class: Oxford India Short Introductions (Oxford University Press 2016, with Aseem Prakash) Caste in Contemporary India (Routledge 2015), Interrogating India’s Modernity (ed. Oxford University Press 2013); Caste: Oxford India Short Introductions (Oxford University Press 2012); Village Society (ed. Orient Blackswan 2012). He is among the first recipients of the ICSSR-Amartya Sen Award for Distinguished Social Scientists, for the year 2012. Profile: