[act-ma] Sun Oct 6th 5PM 26-168 MIT - Predatory Growth in India - Critique and Alternative

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 10:26:21 PDT 2013

Predatory Growth in India: Critique and Alternative

Aseem Shrivastava
Sunday, October 6th, 5PM
Room 26-168, MIT

About the talk: Taking its cue from the recent Uttarakhand
flash-floods disaster in northern India, the talk will examine the
socio-economic and ecological impact of globalization in India.

The mind-set of globalized developmentality that India’s elites have
now come to believe in can only worsen, in the long-run, prevailing
conditions of poverty, unemployment, inequalities and environmental

Do Indian elites have the courage and vision to suspend an
unsustainable business-as-usual and build a new India, respectful of
nature and the urgent needs of hundreds of millions? India is uniquely
placed by the facts of history and destiny to serve as the world’s
ecological pioneer – if only it would surrender its present “corporate
nationalism” and stop misunderstanding its role in the world as an
aspiring superpower.

About the speaker:

 Aseem Shrivastava is a writer and ecological economist. He wrote his
doctoral thesis in Environmental Economics at the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught economics for many years at
college and university level in India and the US.

Most recently, he taught philosophy at Nordic College, Norway. He has
written extensively on issues associated with globalization. He is the
author (with Ashish Kothari) of Churning the Earth: The Making of
Global India (Penguin India, 2012, http://churningtheearth.in/).

Sponsored by: Association for India’s Development (Boston and MIT
chapters) and Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia.

Free and Open to All

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/522800417800965/

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