Re“casting” climate anthropocene in the context of Modern India

Re-casting delves into the intersection of caste-based inequalities, socio-spatial segregation, and climate change impacts in India. Focusing on the involuntary compartmentalization of lower strata driven by the caste system, the study aims to unveil the intricate relationship between untouchability practices and vulnerabilities in the face of natural and climatic disasters. By mapping socio-spatial patterns, the research seeks to understand the disparities affecting housing adequacy, land tenure, access to basic services, and economic opportunities for marginalized communities, shedding light on the role of caste-based discrimination in perpetuating and mitigating untouchability within the socio-spatial context.

Led by: Anushka Shahdadpuri (MCP '24)

Geography: India