Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg



Human Environmental Interactions in South Asia (Leseseminar)

Dozent: Ravi Baghel

South Asia offers examples of a wide variety of environmental issues that are specific to the region, but at the time are part of a global picture. There are cultural, political, social, historical and economic dimensions that produce a very complex picture. This course uses a wide variety of literature to explore environmental issues through the use of regionally focused examples.

There are many interesting questions that will be addressed through discussions within this course. Does the sacredness of cows and rivers have an effect on the way they are treated? What is the impact of the green revolution? How does regional rivalry affect the use of shared resources? Will economic growth solve environmental problems? The literature used for this course will be in English, and class discussions will also be carried out in English.