March 2024

5:00 PM IST

Online Via Zoom


The Gender and Caste of Risk in a Time of Crisis

Perceptions of Risk in the Himalayas
Radhika Govindrajan | Speaker at Ahmedabad University

Radhika Govindrajan

Associate Professor
Anthropology and International Studies
University of Washington

This talk will explore how rural women in the Kumaon Himalaya theorize what counts as “risk” and who is considered at risk in the context of multiple intersecting crises – climate, agrarian, generational. Their discussions of risk illuminate how caste and gender intersect with risk in ways that complicate the newness and universality of crisis.

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Radhika Govindrajan

Radhika Govindrajan is the author of Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018 and Penguin in 2019.