On food politics

Based on Natrajan, Balmurli and Jacob, Suraj. “Provincializing Vegetarianism: Putting Indian Food Habits in Their Place.” (2018) Economic and Political Weekly (Special Article) vol. LIII no. 9:54-64. March.

on caste (and race)

Talk, “Casteism: Cause and Effect”

Part of the series on Caste Practice in the USA, hosted by Ambedkar King Study Circle, California, USA. July 18, 2020. 

View the lecture here


#DalitLivesMatter – The Ongoing Struggle of Dalits

Panel discussion with Martin Macwan (Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat) and Dr. Jebaroja Singh (Dalit Solidarity Forum). November 14, 2020.

Video of event available at Agitate Journal




Theorizing Anticasteism Conference, 7th and 8th June, 2022, Organized by Presidency University, Kolkata


Final Panel featuring Meena Dhanda K. Satyanarayana, Meena, Kandasamy, and Balmurli Natrajan


on diversity and inclusion

Multiple engagements hosted by Microsoft Inc., as part of their Diversity and Inclusion Journey, 2020 – 2021 (all videos available here)

  • Historical View of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) – 3.06 mins
  • Panel discussion on D&I with Dr. Tanya Hernández, Professor of Law at Fordham University. Prof. Kenji Yoshino, Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU, and Dr. Balmurli Natrajan (William Paterson University of New Jersey)
  • Race and Ethnicity – the Global conversation, a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Adrienne J. Keene, and Dr. Balmurli Natrajan

on authoritarian populism in india

Suchitra Vijayan of Polis Project speaks to Prof Balmurli Natrajan about the political and cultural history of Hindutva, it’s a relationship to fascism, how caste and violence are deployed by Hindutva and what awaits the country in the aftermath of the elections.


An interview podcast on “What is Hindutva” at the Polis Project