Rethinking Urban Sustainability in India

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: 341 Eggers Hall


Pushkar Sohoni

Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Pune

Foundation Myths of Indian Cities: Types and Tropes

Cities in India have foundation myths that conform to certain types and tropes. With the advent of Islam in the sub-continent, new narratives emerged to explain the siting of new cities. A Sanskrit text even describes the naming and foundation story of the British city of Bombay, weaving together narratives from various traditions.

V. Govindan Kutty

Assistant Professor Government College, Chittur

Qanat Water Systems of India

This presentation will examine the feasibility and challenges of implementing watershed-based sustainable practices through an in depth study of Naubad Qanat Conservation project in Bidar, Karnataka.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center and Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

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