Ageing and Later Life Caregiving Arrangements in Urban India

February 1, 2023 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Asian Institute, Centre for South Asian Studies, South Asia

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The Manipal Centre for Humanities meets the Centre for South Asian Studies
 
LECTURE #1
 
Ageing and Later Life Caregiving Arrangements in Urban India
By Jagriti Gangopadhyay
 
This lecture will be examining how ageing experiences, intergenerational relationships, and eldercare are shaped in a globalized India. Although, the law emphasizes on the role of the family to provide later life care, nonetheless, increasingly eldercare is becoming market (private companies providing a host of caregiving services to the older adults of urban India) oriented. Additionally, post the pandemic, virtual care has emerged as a strong option for later life care. Against this backdrop, this lecture will highlight how family care, virtual care and market-based care determines ageing experiences in urban India.
 
Jagriti Gangopadhyay is currently an Assistant Professor at the Manipal Centre for Humanities. She did her PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. Recently she was awarded the Shastri Publication Grant by the Shastri Indo Canadian Institute for her monograph titled Culture, Context and Aging of Older Indians: Narratives from India and Beyond, published by Springer. This year she co-edited a book titled Eldercare Issues in China and India, published by Routledge: UK. Her work analyzes the intersections between health, cultural practices, laws, and policies among older adults.
 
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The Manipal Centre for Humanities is one of two Centres of Excellence under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)--MAHE itself was one of the six original Institutes of Eminence recognized by the Government of India in 2018. Over the last decade, the Manipal Centre of Humanities has helped pioneer in India a strong multi-disciplinary, research-driven, and India-relevant approach to undergraduate and graduate education. Its faculty are internationally recognized in three key disciplines--literature, sociology and history--and many of its students and alumni are at the forefront of South Asia research in India, Europe and North America.
 
This is the first of a series of encounters, planned for the coming years, in which research and teaching institutions in South Asia represented by their faculty will be invited the Centre for South Asian Studies to present their work, discuss shared interests, and meet and exchange as collectives dealing with the same global challenges. A series of talks by colleagues from the Manipal Centre of Humanities will lead up to a panel discussion in which the MCH and the CSAS communities will be given the opportunity to begin an open-ended conversation.
 
 
Sponsored by the Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute.
Asian Institute, Centre for South Asian Studies, South Asia

Speakers

Jagriti Gangopadhyay headshot
Jagriti Gangopadhyay

Assistant Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

Nidhi Subramanyam headshot
Nidhi Subramanyam (discussant)

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto