Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment Coastal Worlds: Ecologies and Infrastructures in Western India

Ryo Morimoto, Anthropology, and PIIRS/Princeton Mellon Fellow Chandana Anusha

The coastal landscape around the Gulf of Kutch in Western India is defined by unprecedented economic development and ecological devastation. How do we move beyond these polarizing narratives? Diverse ways of knowing the coast are often obscured in broad narratives of development and destruction. Seafarers, sailors, farmers, colonial and postcolonial officials, and businesspeople imagine and create visions for the future of the coast that are simultaneously contested and convergent. How can we move beyond the narratives of doom that dominate coastal environments? How might one advance a language that does justice to people’s ecology, which may extend beyond the physical ecology of the coast to a place in a broader meshwork that is their universe?

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