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Morgenstierne Seminar: The anthropology of South Asian politics today
May 31, 2018 - 14:15-17:00
Lisa Björkman and Nicholas Martin will give join forces at this double lecture. Lisa Björkman is Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville. She has written on the encounter in the Indian city of Mumbai between liberalising market reforms and the materially-dense politics of the city’s water infrastructures, exploring the everyday political, social, and material dynamics that produce and inhabit flows of water through the growing and globalising city. Nicholas Martin is Assistenzprofessor für Moderne Indologie in Südasienwissenschaft at Universität Zürich. His fieldwork has mostly been on Punjab, both in Pakistan and in India. His main field has been agrarian change, the evolving nature of patron-client ties, and on debt bondage, and a book entitled Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan that was published by Routledge in 2015.