Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Mahesh Rangarajan – Nature's Present Environment, Society and Science in Contemporary India

Monday, February 27, 2017

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute 

Mahesh Rangarajan is a professor History and Environmental Studies at Ashoka University. Rangarajan has a BA in History from the University of Delhi. He has an MA and PhD from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He has been Professor in Modern Indian History at the University of Delhi and also taught at the universities of Cornell and Jadavpur and at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru. He has also served as Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

His first book, Fencing the Forest was published in 1996. His most recent work is Nature and Nation (2015).

He also authored India’s Wildlife History (2001) and co-authored, Towards Coexistence: People, Parks and Wildlife (2000). Two recent co-edited works are Nature Without Borders (2014) and Shifting Ground ( 2014).

South Asia Seminar