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Sunil Amrith Releases his New Book - Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

December 14, 2018

Sunil Amrith’s new book, Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History, explores the tremendous influence of water in defining Asia’s past, shaping it’s present, and determining it’s future. From Unruly Waters: “Despite its ferociously wet climate of monsoons and cyclones, Asia contains less usable freshwater than any continent except...

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Iris Yellum Reviews Benjamin Siegel's New Book - Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

December 14, 2018

In her new review of Benjamin Siegel’s Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India, Iris Yellum discusses how Siegel, “. . . who specializes in topics including economic history and history of medicine and the body, shows the centrality of food security to early Indian state-making in the mid-twentieth century. With an eye to politics, markets, and the ideological underpinnings of the Green Revolution,” writes Yellum “Siegel asks us to address how the disturbing coexistence of bounty and want came to be. . . .” Iris’s full piece...

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