Should we bet more on Historians and depend less on Engineers to sort out India’s Challenges with Flooding?
The State of the Environment – #PlanetTalks with Dr Simi Mehta on Should we bet more on Historians and depend less on Engineers to sort out India’s Challenges with Flooding? by Prof Rohan D’Souza.
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On behalf of the Center forEnvironment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD) at IMPRI, India Water Portal, and Department of Energy and Environment, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), Delhi, we invite you to a #WebPolicyTalk –
The State of the Environment
#PlanetTalks with Dr Simi Mehta
Dr Rohan D’Souza, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
His PhD was awarded from the Centre for Historical Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He was elected General Secretary of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union (1989-90), on the political platform of the All India Student’s Federation.
He has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Agrarian Studies Program (Yale University) and at the University of California (Berkeley), besides having had visiting fellowships at the Centre for the Advanced Study of India (University of Pennsylvania) and at the Resources Management Asia-Pacific (Australian National University). He holds honorary affiliation as Senior Research Associate at the Centre for World Environmental History (University of Sussex) and was the Short Term Chair at the University of Tokyo ( Japan) as Visiting Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies.
He is the author of Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood control in Eastern India (2006) and the jointly edited with Deepak Kumar and Vinita Damodaran The British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters in South Asia (2011). He has also edited the Environment, Technology and Development: Critical and Subversive essays (2012) for the Economic and Political Weekly Series. His research interests and publications cover themes in environmental history, political ecology, sustainable development and modern technology.
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI; Fulbright Scholar, Ohio State University, USA
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