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	Taking Nature to Court in India

Taking Nature to Court in India

7th March 2016 | 9:30 - 17:00
Room 640  6th floor - 190, avenue de France 75013, Paris

A joint project run by the Centre for Himalayan Studies and the Centre for South Asian Studies with the support of Hésam-Dynasie



9.30 a.m.  Coffee and Welcome

10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

The  Mark  of  the Beast: Identifying,  Hunting  and Conserving 'man-eating' big cats in India
Nayanika Mathur, (University of Cambridge)
Discussant: Frédéric Landy (University Paris-Ouest Nanterre)
‘The Water, Forest, and Land Belong to Us.' Caste, Property, and India's Forest Right Act
Ananda Vaidya (University of Bergen)
Discussant: Jean-Luc Racine (CNRS, CEIAS)
Buffet lunch

2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

De-exceptionalising disasters: a Central Himalayan flood in historical and political context
Radhika Govindrajan (University of Washington)
Discussant: Anthony Good (University of Edinburgh)
Finding a just place for Gods: Debates on culture, ecology and economic growth in Indian courts
Manju Menon (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi) and Kanchi Kohli (independent researcher)
Discussant: Jean-Claude Galey (EHESS, CEIAS)


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