On 24.03.2021, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET), Lund University, organizes an online book discussion of Dr. Himanshu Jha´s recent book "Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of the Right to Information Act in India". Dr. Jha will be in conversation with Prof. Jeannine Relly, University of Arizona. More details and registration are here.
You are kindly invited to join the talk on the rock-ice avalanche that happened in Uttarakhand last Sunday:
Cryospheric Hazard in the Nanda Devi Region, Uttarakhand
Time: Wednesday, February 10th, 5pm
Speaker: Dr. Rakesh Bhambri (Department of Geography, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)
Content: In the morning (~10.30 AM) of 7 February 2021, a major rock-ice avalanche detached (~5,600 m a.s.l.) near the Trisul Peak in the Nanda Devi massif. After this avalanche, a massive debris-flow-type flood occurred in the Rishi Ganga / Dhauliganga river, that caused the loss of life and destroyed infrastructure in the downstream areas including two hydropower plants, bridges and roads. We present an overview of this disaster based on available remote sensing images and ground observations collected by local reports.
Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil have published an article on “Interpreting the Emergency” in the Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and ComparativePolitics - HPSACP, (No 79, 2021). The article is accessible here: https://crossasia-journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/hdpapers/issue/view/928