In his first book Dispossession Without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India (Oxford University Press 2018), Michael Levien explores the causes and consequences of India’s “land wars” in the contemporary neoliberal period. LISTEN HERE.
Each month starting November 2017, I'll be speaking to authors about their new books in South Asian Studies, very broadly defined, on the New Books Network podcast. With over 70 "channels" dedicated to area studies, history, art, fiction, popular culture and critical theory, the NBN is a consortium of podcasts devoted to introducing authors to new and old audiences, in and outside academia.
I had encountered Sumana Roy's poetry long before her prose. How I Became a Tree (Aleph 2017), elastic between genres and chronologies, was such a pleasure to read and talk about. LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE.
As a guest host on the New Books Network's Southeast Asian Studies channel, I spoke to simpatico anthropologist Claudio Sopranzetti about his newest book Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility and Politics in Bangkok (University of California Press, 2017). LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE.