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The Time of Youth

Joblessness, Politics and Neo-religiosity in Uttar Pradesh

Satendra Kumar ( is a sociologist at the G B Pant Social Science Institute, University of Allahabad.

Drawing on long-term multisite ethnographic fieldwork in Allahabad and Meerut, this article examines how educated unemployed young men, from different socio-economic backgrounds, struggle for employment and engage with politics and religion in the age of neo-liberalism.

I am very thankful to Sunny Goswami, Sundar Gujjar, Manoj Kumar and Vineet Singh for helping in conducting interviews in Allahabad and Meerut.


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