Category: Podcast

Podcast: The Illegal City by Ayona Datta

I had the pleasure of speaking with Ayona Datta about her wonderful book The Illegal City: Space, Law and Gender in a Delhi Squatter Settlement for New Books in South Asian Studies.

You can listen here or here:

I had a complete nightmare with the mic, and my voice sounds like a chipmunk (I use ubuntu as my OS, skype hates FOSS, and the latest update seemed to mess with how it reads the frequency. Nevertheless Ayona is wonderfully eloquent and makes up for my squeaky voice!

Podcast: Dalits and Adivasis in India’s Business Economy by Barbara Harriss-White

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with Barbara Harriss-White about her new co-authored book Dalits and Adivasis in India’s Business Economy: Three Essays and an Atlas,  published by Three Essay Collective.

The book explores the ways in which economic liberalisation interacts with caste, specifically in reference to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and was written along with Elisabetta Basile, Anita Dixit, Pinaki Joddar, Aseem Prakash and Kaushal Vidyarthee.

All parts of the book touch on urban issues – with the second essay dealing explicitly with a small town in Tamil Nadu.

If’ you’re interested, then you can listen to the interview here!

Podcast: Sacred Modernity by Tariq Jazeel

Here’s k the interview I made with Tariq Jazeel about his brilliant book Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment, and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood  for a podcast over at New Books in South Asian Studies.

The podcast is available here!I’m posting it on this site as I think his discussion on the architectural style  ‘tropical modernism’ will be of a lot of interest to many who are interested on urban issues in the region.

Enjoy!

Podcast: Prostitution and the Ends of Empire by Stephen Legg

I interviewed Steven Legg about his awesome new book Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India for a podcast over at New Books in South Asian Studies.

You can find the interview here!

The book will be of a lot of interest to urbanists, especially those who work on the colonial period.