Sharing images and stories from the upper reaches of the sacred Ganges River, Georgina Drew will discuss localized perceptions of climate change and the mixed role that Hindu religious interpretations play in inspiring responses to the decline of the river’s glacial source.India China Institute’s initiative on Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalayas. Her work at the institute builds upon her doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and her extensive research activities in the Indian and Nepali Himalayas. Drew’s dissertation research examined the cultural and religious dimensions of environmental conflict along the upper stretch of the Ganga River in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
This program is in conjunction with the exhibition
U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change.
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Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served