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SAC presents: Mitul Baruah

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Mitul Baruah, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Syracuse University 

(Un)natural Disasters and the Role of the State in the Brahmaputra Valley in Northeast India

Drawing on dissertation fieldwork carried out during 2011 and in 2013-2014, Baruah’s presentation examines at the political ecological processes of the production of vulnerable geographies in the Brahmaputra valley, Assam. In particular, it focuses on the processes of flood and riverbank erosion in Majuli River Island, located midstream of the Brahmaputra river, and examines the complex ways in which the state interacts with and intensifies the biophysical processes and, thereby, (re)produces geographies of hazards and vulnerabilities.

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Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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