Hello Everyone My name is Anshul Kumar and I am a resident of Delhi. I have done my undergraduate from St. Xavier's College Mumbai in Sociology and Anthropology. I have admission offer for MA Social Anthropology from SOAS University of London. The last date to accept my offer is 31st July, 2021.
I have keen interest in Social Anthropology. I am also interested in the political economy of the discipline as an instrument of knowledge production. I intend to engage with the possible interaction of the two disciplines, and see them in reference to Indian Social Structure as a site of knowledge production. There are many other aspects which require deeper scholarship, and I would like to contribute to that with the resources at my disposal. E.g. How the rise of political economy of knowledge production, and, later, liberalism leading to the creation of market relevant knowledge production. I wish to gain further insights into the mechanisms through which it fares in a deeply stratified Indian society. How caste based social and economic relations have helped shape Indian knowledge production it. I am driven to contribute to the theoretical framework of understanding caste.
I graduated in 2020. I hail from a humble background. My Father is a PGT Hindi teacher in Delhi Govt. School. He is a first generation learner who migrated from a small village in Western Uttar Pradesh to Delhi in search of better employment opportunities. My mother is a housewife and I have two younger siblings.
I would like to inform you all that this fundraiser I am doing as a last resort as I have not been able to receive any funding for this course from any of the sources whether government or private.
I tried to secure Govt. of India's National Overseas Scholarship but unfortunately I am not eligible for that as My annual family income slightly exceeds the Rupees 8 lakh per annum limit set by the government. My father's annual income is not enough to sustain a higher education in London. A large part of my father's earnings have goes into house loan and education loans for me and my siblings. This is another reason that I can't apply for other education loans as my house is already on mortgage.