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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, December 20, 2021

As Agribusinesses Proliferate, Who is Talking About Sustainability of Indian Agriculture?

Nikhit Kumar Agrawal
December 20, 2021

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Nikhit Kumar Agrawal, doctoral candidate in anthropology, UCLA, discusses why the Indian government has been promoting agribusiness-led development in Indian agriculture despite a lack of sustainability focus, which is urgently required.

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CASI in the News

"Explaining the Decline in Women’s Role in Workforce" by Abhishek Jha was published in the December 13, 2021 issue of Hindustan Times. The article offers key results from a survey of 15,000 Indian households conducted by CASI Senior Fellow Devesh Kapur (Director, 2006-18), CASI Visiting Scholar Neelanjan Sircar, and CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Milan Vaishnav on gender, social change, and urbanization.

An excerpt of When Ideas Matter: Democracy and Corruption in India (Cambridge University Press) by Bilal Baloch (Co-Founder and COO, Enquire; CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar; CASI 2017-19 Postdoctoral Research Fellow) was published in "10 Years Later, Assessing UPA’s Response to IAC" in the December 11, 2021 issue of Hindustan Times.

CASI Welcomes Applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2022-23

CASI invites applications to fill a postdoctoral fellowship position for the 2022-23 academic year. The position is open to applicants from the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on contemporary India. We welcome candidates from a wide range of disciplinary traditions and methodological orientations. Applications will be reviewed starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

CASI Student Programs

Application for CASI's Summer Internship Program are NOW OPEN!

CASI is resuming the Summer Internship Program and will send students to India in May 2022! Though we will operate in a limited capacity due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to extend opportunities to Penn students interested in working with Aravind Eye Care Systems and The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Interested in learning more? Check out the updates on our Summer Internships page.

Subscribe to the CASI Student Programs Blog and read about students' experiences in India!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

2021-22 CASI Virtual Seminar Series

January 20, 2022, 12:00 noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"More Ideas, More Problems: Government Thinking During a Crisis"

CASI / South Asia Center / Andrea Mitchell Center Book Talk with Bilal Baloch (Co-Founder and COO, Enquire; CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar; CASI 2017-19 Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

January 27, 2022, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"The Making of Land and the Making of India"

CASI / South Asia Center / Penn Earth & Environmental Science / Penn Anthropology Book Talk with Nikita Sud (Associate Professor of Development Studies, Oxford University)

February 3, 2022, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Government of and by Apps: Mobile Infrastructures in 'Digital' India"

CASI / South Asia Center / Penn Anthropology Seminar with Nafis Aziz Hasan (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

VIEW VIDEOS of CASI past events—Transcript, English captions, Hindi subtitles available on select events

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