Join us for a book reading and discussion of “Ganges: the Many Pasts of an Indian River” with Sudipta Sen, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. A scholar of India and the British Empire, his work has focused on the early colonial history of British India. He is also the author of Empire of free trade : the East India Company and Making of the Colonial Marketplace and the Making of the Colonial Marketplace and Distant Sovereignty: National Imperialism and the Origins of British India. Ganges: the Many Pasts of an Indian River is an exploration of the idea of a cosmic, universal river at the interstices of religious belief, historical geography, and ecology jeopardized by climate change and environmental pollution.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by: UC San Diego South Asia Initiative
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