Coastal Worlds: Ecologies and Infrastrutures in Western India

Nov 10, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm
Betts Auditorium and Zoom
Event Description

Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment

Ryo Morimoto, Anthropology

PIIRS Chandana Anusha, Princeton Mellon Fellow

Wednesday, November 10 at 12pm ET / Betts Auditorium / Zoom

The coastal landscape around the Gulf of Kutch in Western India is defined by unprecedented economic development and ecological devastation. How do we move beyond these polarizing narratives? Diverse ways of knowing the coast are often obscured in broad narratives of development and destruction. Seafarers, sailors, farmers, colonial and postcolonial officials, and business people imagine and create visions for the future of the coast that are simultaneously contested and convergent. How can we move beyond the narratives of doom that dominate coastal environments? How might one advance a language that does justice to people’s ecology, which may extend beyond the physical ecology of the coast to a place in a broader meshwork that is their universe?

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