India's Ecological Pasts: A Longer View
Wednesday, April 10, 4-6pm
A Lecture by Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, Director, Center for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi
Campbell Hall, Room A-5
College Avenue Campus
India's environmental history excites considerable intellectual interest, but country's economic transformation as much as its democratic polity make it imperative to see ecological change in relation to these phenomena. While interest in the last two centuries is inevitable, a longer view helps clarify and explain pressing contemporary questions on how best to relate to nature in the world's second most populous country. While it holds no master key to today's dilemmas, a long view will place choices and turning points in better perspective.