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10:00 am

Commodities, Ecology, and the Question of Labor: Two Histories from India

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
AC 01 LR 305,
Ashoka University
Sonepat, Haryana India
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A talk by Dr. Arnab Dey, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, USA  Abstract This paper argues for a rethinking of commodity histories beyond its material relations of production. It suggests, instead, that an agro-ecological approach that draws together crop and capitalreveal complex and unseen aspects of a product’s history and legacy. To that end, the latter’s concurrent … Continue reading Commodities, Ecology, and the Question of Labor: Two Histories from India

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11:00 am

Ecology, Equity and the Commons: The Case of Clean Air in Delhi

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
AC 01 LR 305,
Ashoka University
Sonepat, Haryana India
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A talk by Professor Amita Baviskar, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi Bio: Professor Amita Baviskar is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.  After studying Economics and Sociology at the University of Delhi, she received her PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University.  She has taught at the University of Delhi and has been … Continue reading Ecology, Equity and the Commons: The Case of Clean Air in Delhi

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12:00 pm

Sacred Groves: Environment, Religion & Politics in Tribal India

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
AC 01 LR 305,
Ashoka University
Sonepat, Haryana India
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A talk by  Prof. Mukul Sharma, Professor, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi  Abstract: Sacred groves have been widely recognized in several disciplines, including environmental studies, religious studies, anthropology, geography, and sociology, for their ecological, biological, religious and cultural values. They have been largely discussed through discourses of conservation and sacredness. In contrast, based on extensive fieldwork … Continue reading Sacred Groves: Environment, Religion & Politics in Tribal India

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