Research Cell Presentation

A presentation on "Colonising Caste: The Early Census Operations in India (1872-1901)" was organised by the Research Cell, Loreto College, Kolkata on March 5, 2022. The speaker was Dr. Krisnokoli Hazra, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Loreto College, Kolkata. All students from the Department of History, Student Council members and faculty participated in this event.

The presentation focussed on how the British Indian government documented and modified caste categories in the early Census Reports to demonstrate that Indian Society was irretrievably divided by caste and could never be united as a nation. This was then used to justify the continuance of colonial rule in India.