K. Sivaramakrishnan

 

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  1. Shifting Livelihoods

    Shifting Livelihoods

    Gold Mining and Subsistence in the Chocó, Colombia

    Written by Daniel Tubb, Foreword by and Series edited by K. Sivaramakrishnan

    Series Culture, Place, and Nature

    University of Washington Press

    People employ various methods to extract gold in the rainforests of the Chocó, in northwest Colombia: Rural Afro-Colombian artisanal miners work hillsides with hand tools or dredge mud from river bottoms. Migrant miners level... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2020
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  2. Making Kantha, Making Home
    In Bengal, mothers swaddle their infants and cover their beds in colorful textiles that are passed down through generations. They create these kantha from layers of soft, recycled fabric strengthened with running stitches and... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2020
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  3. A Secular Need
    Whether from the perspective of Islamic law’s advocates, secularism’s partisans, or communities caught in their crossfire, many people see the relationship between Islamic law and secularism as antagonistic and increasingly... Learn More
    Published: 8th April 2020
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  4. Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories
    In the hill country of northeast Cambodia, just a few kilometers from the Vietnam border, sits the village of Tang Kadon. This community of hill rice farmers of the Jarai ethnic minority group survived aerial bombardment and the... Learn More
    Published: 6th April 2020
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  5. The Snow Leopard and the Goat
    Following the downgrading of the snow leopard’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2017, debate has renewed about the actual number of snow leopards in the... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2020
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  6. Roses from Kenya
    Kenya supplies more than 35 percent of the fresh-cut roses and other flowers sold annually in the European Union. This industry—which employs at least 90,000 workers, most of whom are women—is lucrative but enduringly controversial.... Learn More
    Published: 24th December 2019
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  7. Making the Modern Slum
    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Bombay was beset by crises such as famine and plague. Yet, rather than halting the flow of capital, these crises served to secure it. In colonial Bombay, capitalists and governors,... Learn More
    Published: 26th November 2019
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  8. History and Collective Memory in South Asia, 1200–2000
    In this far-ranging and erudite exploration of the South Asian past, Sumit Guha discusses the shaping of social and historical memory in world-historical context. He presents memory as the result of both remembering and forgetting... Learn More
    Published: 28th October 2019
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  9. Climate Change and the Art of Devotion
    In the enchanted world of Braj, the primary pilgrimage center in north India for worshippers of Krishna, each stone, river, and tree is considered sacred. In Climate Change and the Art of Devotion, Sugata Ray shows how this place-centered... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2019
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  10. Working with the Ancestors

    Working with the Ancestors

    Mana and Place in the Marquesas Islands

    Written by Emily C. Donaldson, Foreword by and Series edited by K. Sivaramakrishnan

    Series Culture, Place, and Nature

    University of Washington Press

    Throughout the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, forest spirits share space with ancestral ruins and active agricultural plots, affecting land use and heritage preservation. As Marquesans continue their efforts to establish... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2019
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  11. Bhakti and Power
    Bhakti, a term ubiquitous in the religious life of South Asia, has meanings that shift dramatically according to context and sentiment. Sometimes translated as “personal devotion,” bhakti nonetheless implies and fosters public... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2019
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  12. Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains
    From approximately the third century BCE through the thirteenth century CE, the remote mountainous landscape around the glacial sources of the Ganga (Ganges) River in the Central Himalayas in northern India was transformed into... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2019
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  13. Creating the Universe
    Winner, 2018 Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian HumanitiesBuddhist representations of the cosmos across nearly two thousand years of history in Tibet, Nepal, and India show that cosmology is a rich language for the... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2019
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  14. Living with Oil and Coal
    The nineteenth-century discovery of oil in the eastern Himalayan foothills, together with the establishment of tea plantations and other extractive industries, continues to have a profound impact on life in the region. In the... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
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  15. Marrying for a Future
    The civil war between the Sri Lankan state and Tamil militants, which ended in 2009, lasted more than three decades and led to mass migration, mainly to India, Canada, England, and continental Europe. In Marrying for a Future,... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
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  16. Caring for Glaciers

    Caring for Glaciers

    Land, Animals, and Humanity in the Himalayas

    Written by Karine Gagné, Series edited by and Foreword by K. Sivaramakrishnan

    Series Culture, Place, and Nature

    University of Washington Press

    Regional geopolitical processes have turned the Himalayan region of Ladakh, in northwest India, into a strategic border area with an increasing military presence that has decentered the traditional agropastoralist economy. This... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2019
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