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The COVID19 crisis: the perils of separating environmental health from human health

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  Pradnya Mangala  (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic)  Anu Ramdas: What is the global conversation about the climate/weather change as a result of the lockdown in most of the heavily industrialized countries? Pradnya Mangala: Broadly there are two kinds of narratives around …

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Climate Justice in India: A Critical Overview

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Pradnya Mangala  Background: Global climate strike led by Greta Thunberg and youth around the world has trigged climate justice debates in the mainstream. In India, from the past few weeks, we have witnessed climate protests in major metropolitan cities demanding governments to act on the current climate crisis to ensure a livable future for the …

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Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai

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On Saturday, 23rd January, 20163:30 PM – 7:00 PMAt: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098 Chief Guests  J. V. Pawar, eminent writer and founding member of the Dalit Panthers;Dr Suresh Mane, Former Head of Law Department, University of Mumbai;Sunil Khobragade, Editor-in-Chief, Mahanayak  Speakers  Dr Sangeeta Pawar, …

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Disastrous Dalit-ness

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  Pradnya Mangala It is important to approach the study of disaster, not as an exercise in social disorganization or pathology but as the occasion for understanding some of the more important normal structures and processes, such as communication, interactions, organization, decision making. Thus an approach which emphasizes social adaptability, not social pathology and problem …