Digital public infrastructure is quietly transforming the world, accelerating economic development and transforming economies. Can it also include the excluded, who face challenges in digital access? And is India’s transformative model of digital inclusion possible for low-income countries globally? Join us for a conversation about the promise and challenges in scaling digital public infrastructure, featuring Dr. Pramod Varma, a pioneer of digital public infrastructure in India and beyond.
The celebrations around the 75th year of India’s Independence seemed devoid of any recall of who and what it was the Indian people fought against to win freedom and Independence. The official (government of India) website dedicated to the subject tells young readers nothing about what colonialism did to this country. Nor was there any debate on who won India its Independence. A bunch of returning Oxbridge elites? Or, as M.K. Gandhi observed, ‘the people themselves’?
Aarti Sethi (UC Berkeley) is a socio-cultural anthropologist with primary interests in agrarian anthropology, political-economy and the study of South Asia.My research interests broadly focus on the transformation of rural life-worlds and agrarian capitalism. Her current manuscript, Cotton Fever in Central India, examines cash-crop economies to understand how monetary debt undertaken for transgenic cotton-cultivation transforms intimate, social and productive relations in rural society.
Anthony Acciavatti works at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and the history of science and technology. He is interested in experimental forms of scholarship, pedagogy, and design afforded by humanistic inquiry. He is the author of Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River (Applied Research & Design, 2015), which is the first comprehensive mapping and environmental history of the Ganges River Basin in over half a century.
RAMAYANA: A TALE OF TREES AND WOOD
Sponsored by Council on Southeast Asia Studies at Yale and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Free admission and open to audiences of all ages
Wonders and Rarities: The Marvelous Book That Traveled the World and Mapped the Cosmos
A Yale Seminar in Religious Studies Book Talk
with Travis Zadeh, Associate Professor, Religious Studies
In conversation with Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor, Columbia University, and Elly Truitt Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania,
moderated by Kathryn Lofton, FAS Dean of Humanities, Yale University.
Friday, April 21, 2023
WLH 309, 100 Wall Street
3:30 – 5:00
*Refreshments served at 3:00
Seeing Dependent Origination in the Moment:
The Theravāda Analysis of Paṭiccasamuppāda Within a Single Moment of Cognition and Abhidharma Psychological Theory
Professor of Buddhist Studies (emeritus), University of Bristol
President, The Pali Text Society
Life in a refugee camp is often seen as an impermanent thing, where in reality it actually becomes a big part of a refugee’s life. Inclusive and healthy environment in a camp is thus very important for the well-being of both the displaced and host communities. From 2018 to 2022, working with the Rohingya refugees as well as the surrounding Bangladeshi hosting communities in Ukhiya-Teknaf area, has never been about one particular space, but about collaborating together in a crisis situation to overcome the unexpected challenges over time.
Professor Yang-Yang Zhou will be presenting the research of her new book project ‘Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens’. How are migrants received by host countries and communities? A substantial body of scholarship on migrant reception focuses almost exclusively on majority White citizens in the Global North and their (negative) attitudes towards migrants from the Global South.
Our annual closing event returns, featuring short readings by the 2022 prize recipients.