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Stockholm double seminar with researchers from IIT Madras

March 10, 2014 - 13:00-15:00

Jyotirmaya Tripathy and Sudarsan Padmanabhan.

Associate Professor Jyotirmaya Tripathy, and Associate Professor Sudarsan Padmanabhan, two researchers from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India, will hold a joint guest lecture.

Dr. Tripathy’s presentation is entitled ”Women’s Rights in India: Failure of Morality, Governance or Democracy?”, focusing on the repeated violations of women’s rights in India not only occur along the normal fault-lines of caste and class in rural India but also in the supposedly more liberated urban environs. While the contexts and rationalizations for these violations could be debated among philosophers, sociologists, psychologists and anthropologists, there has been a collective failure in the social, moral, legal and political spheres.

Dr. Padmanabhan wll speak about ”Indian Environmentalism and its Fragments”, focusing on the origin and development of two environmental movements in Odisha, a state in the eastern part of India. One is in the coastal region involving the South Korean Steel company POSCO which plans to develop a steel plant in the district of Jagatsinghpur and the other involves a British company Vedanta Aluminium Limited which has already constructed a refinery at Lanjigarh and has been seeking permission to mine bauxite from Niyamagiri hills, the hill which is worshipped as god by the local tribe called Dongria Kandha tribes.

The seminar is organised by The Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.

Venue: Seminar room D 499, House D, Stockholm University, Universitetsvägen 10 D, Frescati.

Full information about the seminar.


Stockholm double seminar with researchers from IIT Madras


March 10, 2014