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The Making of Political Forests in the Cittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: The State, Development and Indigeneity
This dissertation offers an anthropological and genealogical account of forests and social forestry, in particular the way they came to be constituted over time in one particular social-ecological context of Chittagong ...
The Techno-Politics of Food Security in New Delhi: The Re-Materialization of the Ration Card
In the early 2000s, millions of households suffered from starvation as waves of drought repeatedly hit the northern states of India. Despite the famine, the Indian authorities remained shockingly unresponsive to the needs ...
Hamdard and Unani: The Contested Terrain of Indo-Muslim Medical Knowledge
This thesis is a historical anthropological study of the Indian branch of herbal pharmaceutical company Hamdard. I examine Hamdards commercial representation of the Indo-Islamic tradition of medicine called Unani, through ...