Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Sudipta Sen ─ The River's Two Bodies: A Brief History of the Purity and Pollution of the Ganga

Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 a.m.

Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Hall, 190 Thayer Street.

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Sudipta Sen will give a plenary address at the Land and Water Conference.

Sudipta Sen is an historian of the British Empire and Late Medieval and Modern India at the University of California, Davis. His scholarship covers vast expanses of space and time, from pre-human commons to the Ganges River as a site for exploring myth, historical geography, and ecology. He is the author of Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River, Distant Sovereignty: National Imperialism and the Origins of British-India, and Empire of Free Trade: The East India Company and the Making of the Colonial Marketplace.

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