Provincializing Democracy: Space, Ecology, and Rights on India’s Southwestern Coast

A lecture by Ajantha Subramanian, professor of Anthropology at Duke University, based on Subramanian’s ethnography with the Mukkuvar
fisher community in Tamil Nadu, India. It brings together the literatures
on political ecology, the anthropology of rights and development, and
subaltern studies, to highlight the struggles of artisanal fishers with
trawler owners, the Catholic Church, and state institutions. Subramanian
focuses on how artisanal fishers mobilize both local and global languages
of patronage and environmentalism to claim rights and citizenship.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 9
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge