Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies





  1. Organised a lecture by Dr. Aaron Schneider (Leo Block Chair of International Studies, University of Denver) on "Class Alliances and Political Institutions: The Political Economy of Brazilian Tax", on August 23, 2013.

  2. Organised a lecture by Prof. Elisabetta Basile (Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics and Law, University of Rome "La Sapienza" Italy) on "A Heterodox Analysis of Capitalism: Insights from a Market Town in South India after Green Revolution" on November 18, 2013.

  3. Hosted the ISLE Annual Presidential lecture by Prof. Jayati Ghosh (Professor of Economics and Chairperson CESP, JNU) on "The Strange Case of the Jobs That Did Not Appear: Structural Change, Employment and Social Patterns in India" on December 15, 2013.

  4. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Janine Rodgers (Associate Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Department of English Literatures, Mount Allison University) on "Changes in occupational patterns in rural Bihar: 1981-2011" on December 15, 2013.

  5. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Arjan de Haan (Department of Pol. Science, University of Guelph) on "Social Exclusion And Labour Market" on December 15, 2013.

  6. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Jeemol Unni (Director IRMA) on "Rural Livelihoods in transition: Whither Labour"? on December 15, 2013.

  7. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Kalpana Kannabiran (Regional Director, CSD-SRC Hyderabad) on "Who is a worker? Problematising 'ability' in the conceptualisation of labour" on December 15, 2013.

  8. Organised the Gautam Mathur Memorial Lecture (In collaboration with IAMR) by Prof. Ajit Singh (Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge) delivered a lecture on the theme "The World Bank's New Thinking on Industrial Policy: One step forward, two steps backward" on December 16, 2013.

  9. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Simon Deakin (Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge) on "Labour Law and Inclusive Development: The Economic Effects of Industrial Relations Laws in Middle Income Countries" on December 16, 2013.

  10. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Albert Park (Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at HKUST ) on "Towards an inclusive labour market in China and India" on December 16, 2013.

  11. Hosted the ISLE lecture by P. Sainath (Editor, The Hindu) on "Inequality and Rural Distress" on December 17, 2013.

  12. Hosted the ISLE lecture by Prof. Amiya K Bagchi (Professor of Economics and Director, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata) on "An Iron law of interconnectedness of child labour, bonded labour and human trafficking" on December 17, 2013.

  13. Organised a public talk by Prof. Barbara Harriss-White (Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, Senior Research Fellow in SIAS) on "Self-Employment/Petty production: Labour Theory and (Im) Practical Politics" on February 11, 2014.

  14. Organised a public talk by Prof. Barbara Harriss-White (Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, Senior Research Fellow in SIAS) on "Innovation in the Informal Economy" on February 19, 2014.

  15. Organised a public talk by Marta Harnecker, Chilean Sociologist, Political Scientist, Journalist and Activist on "Socialism from Below: Experiences, from Latin America", in association with CESP on March 21, 2014.


  1. Organized the 16th AJEI French and Indian Scholar's Workshop on "Labour, Mobility and Mobilisation" in association with Association Jeunes Etudes Indiennes, France, during February 11-14, 2014.

  2. Organized a three-day workshop on the topic, 'Beti Bachao Campaign' from 28th to 30th March in collaboration with the Actionaid India.

  3. Organized a Panel Discussion on "Changing Conditions of Labour in the Automobile Sector: Some Reflections on the Maruti-Suzuki Crisis" on September 17, 2013 in association with University of Denver.

  4. Organized a National Green Assembly on "Waste Legislation and Waste Pickers" at Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi on October 23, 2013 in association with All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh.



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Jawaharlal Nehru University
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