Environmental Humanities Lecture Series: Crisis of Imagination

Registers of Loss, Pain, Hope, and Climate Change in India. Rahul Ranjan, Postdoc for the Riverine Rights project and Shalini Iyengar, a PhD candidate at Yale University, co-organised the lecture series this fall term 2022. In the epoch of Anthropocene, the vocabulary of loss and pain is commonplace. Defined variously, this epoch surfaces in violent …

Our team members attend the launch of More Than Human Rights (MOTH) Project

By Catalina Vallejo Our team members Catalina Vallejo and Rahul Ranjan attended the launch of the More Than Human Rights (MOTH) Project on September 22-24 in Tarrytown, NY State (USA). This project is an initiative of the Earth Rights Advocacy Clinic and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law …

Riverine Rights team meets in India – and meets the Ganga

By Kavita Upadyay In the first in-person meeting in the two years since the project began, the Riverine Rights project’s team met in India in April, 2022. Led by Axel Borchgrevink, the team members from Norway, New Zealand, and India met in New Delhi on April 22 for a two-day workshop organised by Bibhu Prasad Nayak. Titled ‘Rivers …

Water Shapes Life: Riverine Rights, Indigenous Struggles in India and the Politics of Memory

Spring comes around and the scenery around us comes alive once again! Jamie accidentally falls into a river and, feeling wronged by Mother Nature, decides its time to learn about them. Know thy enemy, I guess. Your hosts depart for the eastern parts of India where they’re gracefully welcomed by Rahul Ranjan, postdoc fellow at …