University of Heidelberg

Kaberi Dutta, M.A.

Kaberi Dutta, M.A. Kaberi Dutta, M.A
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Kaberi’s doctoral research is in the field of environmental anthropology; she is trying to uncover ‘knowledge’ from traditional, socio-cultural rituals and scriptures that have governed negotiations between humans and non-humans for centuries. Her work is situated in two of the India’s UNESCO heritage sites and critical biodiversity hotspots – the Sundarbans and the Western Ghats. Here, she is studying two ecological deities – Bonbibi in the Sundarbans and Waghoba in Western Ghats – that govern human-nature relationships in a sustainable manner even today. Kaberi joined academia following a 12-year long career in social communication and media, where she worked in the health and education sectors across Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Her previous work in the social sector encompasses research on sex workers in Maharashtra, sensitising Muslim girls across Madrassas in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, active television journalism and anchoring in Kolkata. She has MAs in anthropology and media studies from universities of Heidelberg and Calcutta respectively, along with her undergraduate degree in zoology. Her masters’ thesis, on the nexus of changing food culture in rural India and malnutrition, was published by Cross Asia repository. Her latest publication is a chapter in a book (Tides of Life) that discusses the role of Bonbini, in governing collective behaviours in the Sundarbans.


Title of PhD:

Local ecological rituals and knowledge to bolster sustainability science

Short description

Kaberi’s doctoral research is in the field of environmental anthropology; she is trying to uncover ‘knowledge’ from traditional, socio-cultural rituals and scriptures that have governed negotiations between humans and non-humans for centuries. Her work is situated in two of India’s UNESCO heritage sites and critical biodiversity hotspots – the Sundarbans and the Western Ghats. Here, she is studying two ecological deities – Bonbibi in the Sundarbans and Waghoba in the Western Ghats – that govern human-nature relationships in a sustainable manner even today.

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Energies Beyond the State:
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(Ed.) Prof. Dr. William Sax with Claudia Lang

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Patriots in Kala Pani:
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2018. Reviving “A forgotten Sunna:” Hijamah (cupping therapy), prophetic medicine, and the re-Islamization of Unani medicine in contemporary India

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2018. "We are like the river water, always flowing" : some urban nomads of Delhi. In: Soziale Ästhetik, Atmosphäre, Medialität

Prof. Dr. William Sax

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