Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: "Habitat and Habitus: Woodland Peoples in an Agrarian Society," by Sumit Guha, University of Texas at Austin

Mon, November 14, 2016 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

About this workshop: "Ever an ingenious and inventive species, humans have long modified the environment they inhabited for their own ends. They have sought to exploit both fellow humans and other forms of life as they did so. These processes have only intensified as we approached the twentieth century. My paper will outline the interaction of inhabitant, habitus and habitat in the Indian sub-continent through the past millennium."

Sumit Guha was awarded his Ph.d. by the University of Cambridge in 1981. His thesis studied agrarian western India from the beginning of British rule (1818) to the eve of independence (1941).  It was subsequently published as The Agrarian Economy of the Bombay Deccan 1818-1941 (Oxford University Press, 1985). He taught in St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi from 1981 to 1991. In 1996 he became Professor in the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and in 1999 published his second major monograph Environment and Ethnicity in India, 1200-1991 (Cmabridge University Press, 2006). He joined Brown University as S.P. Das Professor in 2000, and Rutgers University as a Professor II in 2004. He published Health and Population in South Asia from Earliest Times to the Present (Hurst & Co Ltd., 2001) and Beyond Caste: identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present (Brill) in 2013, the year he joined the History Department of UT Austin.

Read more about Sumit Guha:

Megan Raby
Assistant Professor
Ubniversity of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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