“What is Going on in the World?” The Five Faultlines of the Indian Republic

Religious Polarization, Social Inequality, Environmental Degradation, Institutional Capture, and Cult of Personality.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
5 September 2019 - 18:30h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB and Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB)

COLLABORATORS (2):

Objective

Ramachandra Guha is a historian of modern India and biographer of Gandhi. His books include a pioneering environmental history, The Unquiet Woods (University of California Press, 1989), and an award-winning social history of cricket, A Corner of a Foreign Field (Picador, 2002), which was chosen by The Guardian as one of the ten best books on cricket ever written. India after Gandhi (Macmillan/Ecco Press, 2007; revised edition, 2017) was chosen as a book of the year by the Economist, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and as a book of the decade in the Times of London and The Hindu. Ramachandra Guha’s most recent work is a two volume biography of Mahatma Gandhi. The first volume, Gandhi Before India (Knopf, 2014), was chosen as a notable book of the year by the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. The second volume, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World (Knopf, 2018) was chosen as a notable book of the year by the New York Times and The Economist. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Oslo, the Indian Institute of Science, and the London School of Economics. 

Debate between Ramachandra Guha, historian and writer, Joan Martínez Alier, Professor of Economics and Economic History and ICTA-UAB researcher, and Brototi Roy, researcher at the ICTA-UAB Environmental Justice group, introduced by Pol Morillas, director of CIDOB.

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