Youth in India: Book Release and Discussion

This book explores the attitudes, anxieties and aspirations of India’s burgeoning young population in a globalised world. It examines the job preferences of the Indian youth, their career priorities and opinions on reservations in employment and education sectors. It measures their degree of political participation and studies their attitude regarding political issues. It looks at aspects relating to their social and cultural contexts, preferences and practices, including lifestyle choices, consumption habits and social customs such as marriage, as they negotiate between tradition and modernity. Further, it discusses the anxieties and insecurities that the youth face, their mental health and their experiences of social discrimination. The essays here offer an understanding of a critical demographic and shed light on the challenges and opportunities that the Indian youth confront today.

Author:

Sanjay Kumar is Professor and Director of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

Chair:

Suhas Palshikar, Co-Director, Lokniti-CSDS, Delhi

Discussants:

Ashraf Patel, Director, Pravah, ComMutiny-The Youth Collective, New Delhi

Divya Vaid, Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Vivan Marwaha, Policy Consultant, currently writing a book on Indian Millennials.

Monday, 26 August 2019
5.30 pm, CSDS Seminar Room
29 Rajpur Road