MISHAL KHAN PH.D
Leveraging History | Critical Perspectives on Modern Slavery, Trafficking, and the Future of Work
Racial Capitalism: The View from India
My work engages with conversations amongst racial capitalism scholars by examining processes whereby Indian labor emerged as a distinct category of colonial labor in a world of stereotypes around African, Indian, Asian, Native American, and White workers. I also examine the role of particular genres of difference in South Asia that facilitated the spread of capital across the rural landscape.
See below for published work:
"The Indebted Among the Free: Producing Indian Labor through the Layers of Racial Capitalism" In Histories of Racial Capitalism, Edited by Destin Jenkins and Justin LeRoy (Columbia University Press, 2021)
Khan, Mishal. “Abolition as a Racial Project: Erasures and Racializations on the Borders of British India.” Political Power and Social Theory 38 (2021): 77-104.
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