Rita Brara

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2016-Dez 2016)

PhD, Senior Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, India

Professor Dr. Rita Brara is Senior Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. She is the author of Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India (2006, Oxford University Press) and a coeditor of the journal Contributions to Indian Sociology. Her research interests include environmental/agrarian law and sociology, climate change, gender and kinship, and visual culture. Her most recent research focuses on social constructions of the natural environment and climate change.



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Innovation and Prediction as Practice in a Dryland Region of India


Selected Publications

Brara, Rita (2016). “Animal rights vs. bullfights : the horns of an Indian dilemma.” Environment & Society Portal. Arcadia 5 (Spring).

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Brara, Rita (2014). “Shaping land rights : tenurial class, lineage, and gender in Malerkotla, India.” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 20 (4): 7–38.

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Brara, Rita (2013). “Not so boring : assembling and reassembling groundwater tales and technologies from Malerkotla, Punjab.” In The social life of water, ed. J. Wagnar. New York: Berghahn Books.

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Brara, Rita (2007). “Water provisioning and the public sphere.” In Waterscapes : the cultural politics of a natural resource, ed. A. Baviskar. Dehli: Permanent Black.

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Past Events


Thematic Cluster: Histories of Planning—Scale and Scope