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SAC presents: Mubbashir Rizvi

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Mubbashir Rizvi on What Remains Buried Under Land? The Moral Economy of Infrastructure and Politics of Land Rights in Punjab

Mubbashir Rizvi, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University

For the last ten years, the Pakistan Army has not been able to collect rent from tenant farmers on its military farms in Central Punjab. In this talk, Rizvi analyzes the historical and cultural significance of this contested land by using insights from classic anthropological literature on gift exchange, and the emerging literature on the politics of infrastructure to illustrate the contingency of rule in Pakistan.

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

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