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SAS 355/ANT 395/ENV 381/URB 355: Coastal Justice: Ecologies, Societies, Infrastructures in South Asia

A map of the Indus & Punjab rivers from the sea to Lahore [cartographic material] / by Lieut. Burnes, ast. resident at Cutch ; lithographed by C. Bradbury. See the full map at this link: https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/9971527623506421

Course Description

SAS 355/ANT 395/ENV 381/URB 355: Coastal Justice: Ecologies, Societies, Infrastructures in South Asia​, Tuesdays 1:30pm - 4:20pm

Prof. Chandana Anusha, Princeton Mellon / Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies Fellow

This seminar will consider the modern South Asian coastline to understand the past, present, future of coasts in an era of climate change. Historical maritime trade routes, massive development projects, and rising influence of environmental change all shape the South Asian coast as a new frontier of resource control. Students will explore the cultural political desires and discontents that become entangled in coastlines, search for alternative imaginations of life that people mark out on the coastline. In doing so, we move towards an environmental justice perspective of the South Asian coastline.