Rohanignatious Dsouza

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Rohanignatious Dsouza
Affiliation
Kyoto University

Academic & Professional Experience

 
 
   
 
Kyoto University 
 

Published Papers

 
‘Event, Process and Pulse: Resituating Floods in Environmental Histories of South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Environment and History, Special Issue: ‘Disasters and the Making of Asian History’, Chris Courtney & Fiona Williamson (ed)   Forthcoming(-) ---   2020
‘Should Clean Energy be Politics as Usual? Reflections on India’s Energy Transition Quest’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs   4(2) 38-44   Dec 2019
‘Scarcity, Environmentalism and the Politics of Pre-Emption: reconsidering the environmental histories of South Asia in the epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Geoforum   In press    2019
‘Environmental History of India: An Overview’
S. Ravi Rajan and Rohan D’Souza
S. Ravi Rajan and Lise Sedrez (ed.), The Great Convergence: Environmental Histories of BRICS, Oxford University Press: New Delhi 【Book article】   274-295   2018
‘Re-imagining the Northeast in India, Again: Did Geography Sidestep History in Vision (2020)?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Bhagat Oinam and Dhiren A. Sadokpam (ed.), Northeast India : A Reader, Routledge: London 【Book article】   436-452   2018
‘Pulses against Volumes: Trans-boundary Rivers and Pan-Asian Connectivity’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Sumit Ganguly and Karen Stool Farell (ed.), Heading East: The Dynamics of Security, Trade, and Environment between India and Southeast Asia , Oxford University Press: New Delhi 【Book article】   240-253   2016
‘Nations without Borders: Climate Security and the South in the Epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohan Ignatious Dsouza
Strategic Analysis   39(6) 720-728   Nov 2015
‘Filling Multi-Purpose Reservoirs with Politics: Displacing the Modern Large Dam in India'
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Marcus Nusser (ed.), Large Dams in Asia: Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social Resistance, Springer Academic Publishers: New York 【Book article】   61-74   2014
‘Towards an Environmental History of the Indus Water Treaty’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
N. Jayaram (ed.), Ideas, Institutions, Processes: Essays in Memory of Satish Saberwal, Orient BlackSwan: Hyderabad 【Book article】   157-170   2014
‘Mischievous Rivers and Evil Shoals: The English East India Company and the Colonial Resource Regime’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Vinita Damodaran, Anna Winterbottom and Alan Lester (ed.), East India Companies and the Natural World 1600-1850, Palgrave Macmillan: UK 【Book article】   128-146   2014
‘Sustainable Development’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
B.S.Chimni and Siddharth Mallavarapu (ed.), Handbook of International Relations, Pearson: India 【Book article】   180-194   2012
‘The Indus Water Treaty and Climate Change: An Environmental History of Hydro-politics’
Rohan Ignatious Dsouza
Journal of International Relations   9(Ⅰ&Ⅱ) 104-115   2011
‘Seeing Like a River: The Bengal Presidency’s Hydraulic Transition’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Arun Bandopadhyay (ed.), Science and Society in India 1750-2000, Manohar: New Delhi 【Book article】   169-182   2010
‘From Damming Rivers to Linking Waters: Is this the Beginning of the End of Supply-Side Hydrology in India?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Terje, T., Chapman, G. and Hagen, R. (ed.), A History of Water: Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order, Series II Volume 3, I.B. Tauris: London, New York 【Book article】   356-373   2010
‘River- linking and its Discontents: The Final Plunge for Supply-Side Hydrology in India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt & Robert J. Wasson (ed.), Water First; Issues and Challenges for Nations and Communities in South Asia, Sage: New Delhi 【Book article】   99-121   2008
‘Making Backwardness: How to Imagine the North-East as a Development Deficit’
Rohan Ignatious Dsouza
Eastern Quarterly   4(Ⅲ&Ⅳ) 207-217   2008
‘Framing India’s Hydraulic Crises: Politics of the Modern Large Dam’
Rohan Ignatious Dsouza
Monthly Review Press   60(3) 112-124   2008
‘From Natural Calamity to Natural Resource: Flood Control and the Politics of Natural Limits’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Amita Baviskar (ed.), Waterscapes: The Cultural Politics of a Natural Resource, Permanent Black: Ranikhet 【Book article】   248-280   2007
‘Water in British India: The Making of a ‘Colonial Hydrology’
Rohan Ignatious Dsouza
History Compass (Blackwell Publishers, UK)   4/4 621-628   2006
‘Rigidity and the Affliction of Capitalist Property: Colonial Land Revenue and the Recasting of Nature’
Rohan Ignatious Dsouza
Studies in History   20(2) 237-272   2004

Misc

 
‘Is land multi-dimensional or the inert grounds for politics and history?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Many Lives of Land Moving the conversation from land to lands in contemporary India and beyond Initiative by Global Challenges Research Fund and Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford   Web portal    Apr 2019
Debjani Bhattacharyya, Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2018, H-Net Reviews      Mar 2019
‘Does a Machine-Colonized Future await Indian Youth in the Era of Industry 4.0?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
FIRSTPOST, November 11th      Nov 2018
‘By Pitting Wild Dogs Against Lions, Mohan Bhagwat Has Stirred a Forest of Metaphors’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Wire, September 11th      Sep 2018
Daniel Haines, Rivers Divided: Indus basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Oxford University Press: New York, 2016, H-Net Reviews      Dec 2017
‘Tagore’s idea of nationalism was alien to the Indian psyche’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Indian Express, November 21st      Nov 2017
‘The Dalit story in today’s India is no longer a side plot of class’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindustan Times, October 16th      Oct 2017
‘Army tank in JNU: should the sword be mightier than the pen?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindustan Times, July 25th      Jul 2017
‘Srinivas Kuchibhotla murder: Why Modi’s nationalism no longer works for Indian-Americans’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindustan Times, March 05      Mar 2017
‘Carbon Forests and Rivers of Conflict: Writing South Asian Environmental History in the Epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
RIHN 11th International Symposium Proceedings 【Working paper】   108-129   Mar 2017
‘Save university education: Keep politics away from the vice chancellor’s office’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindustan Times, February 23rd      Feb 2017
Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai and Jose A. Puppim De Oiliveira (ed.), Green Growth: Ideology
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Political Economy and the Alternatives, Zed Books: London, 2016, Strategic Analysis   41(2) 204-206   2017
David Gilmartin, Blood and Water; the Indus River Basin in Modern History
Rohanignatious Dsouza
University of California Press: Oakland, California, 2015, Agricultural History   91(2) 251-253   2017
Ben Campbell, Living between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture and Power in the Himalayas
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Oxford University Press: New Delhi, 2013 in Studies in Nepali History and Society   21(1) 212-215   Jun 2016
With Sushil Aaron, ‘BJP must get out of Election Mode to Govern’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindustan Times, May 23rd      May 2016
‘JNU row: When dissent becomes sedition, democracy gasps for breath’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Hindustan Times, 14th February      Feb 2016
‘The Government must learn to leave Universities alone’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The WIRE, 18th February      Feb 2016
Joan Martinez Alier, The environmentalisms of the Poor: A study of Ecological Conflicts and valuation, Oxford University Press: New Delhi, 2004
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Book Review   Jan-Feb 55   2006
‘The Nationalist in the NRI’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindu, 11th December      Dec 2015
‘Mistaking a Scholar for a Bureaucrat’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindu, 24th September      Sep 2015
‘Historians prevent us from becoming a people without history’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Hindustan Times, 8th August      Aug 2015
‘Hardly the Soft Sciences’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindu, 10th June      Jun 2015
‘Disaster Research: The Quest for the New Normal’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Humanitarian Action after Nepal Earthquake, Agenda for IAP in Southasiadisaster.net   131 9   2015
‘Drainage, River Erosion and Chaurs: an environmental history of land in Colonial Eastern India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Working Paper Series, History and Society 【Working paper】   84    2015
Julie E. Hughes, Animal Kingdoms: Hunting, the Environment, and Power in the Indian Princely States
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Harvard University Press, 2014, International Journal of Asian Studies   11(2) 217-218   Jul 2014
‘Peace is not possible and war is not an option! Should we still be ‘talking up’ non-traditional security?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Strategic Analysis   38(5) 741-748   2014
‘Time to bridge this river divide’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindu, 13th September      Sep 2013
Prakash Kumar, Indigo Plantations and Science in Colonial India
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012 in The Book Review   6(XXXVII) 4-5   Jun 2013
Iftekhar Iqbal, The Bengal Delta: Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840–1943
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Indian Economic and Social History Review   50(4) 521-523   2013
‘Environmental History and Climate Change: the modern flood in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Vo Quang Trong and Nguyen Chi Ben (ed.), Museum & Cultural Heritage: Facing Climate Change (International Conference), Social Science Publishing House, Hanoi   70-91   2013
‘Damming Politics: India, China, and a Trans-Border River’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
India in Transition, Centre for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), University of Pennsylvania      2013
‘Comment’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Current Anthropology   53(5) 631-632   Oct 2012
‘No more time for delays’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Hindustan Times, 26th August      Aug 2012
‘How not to discuss water with China’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Business Line, January 1st      Jan 2012
B.G. Karlsson, Unruly Hills: Nature and Nation in India’s Northeast, New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan & Social Science Press, 2011
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Organization & Environment   XX(X) 1-3   2012
‘Floods and Climate Change: Sustainable Development and Other Imaginations’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
UN Chronicle   XLIX(1&2)    2012
‘Hydro-politics, the Indus Water treaty and Climate Change: writing a new script for the Indus rivers’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Re-Imagining the Indus, Report by the Observer Research Foundation & Lahore University of Management Sciences   95-106   Oct 2011
‘Hydro-Politics, The Indus Treaty and Climate Change’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   626 26-30   Oct 2011
Amit Bhaduri, Essays in the Reconstruction of Political Economy, New Delhi: Aakar, 2010 and idem., The Face you were Afraid to See: essays on the Indian Economy, India: Penguin Books, 2009
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Economic & Political Weekly   45(37) 34-35   2010
‘The Indian Ocean: The History, Ecology and Making of a Community’
Himanshu Prabha Ray, Rohan D’Souza and Gulshan Dietl
Water: Culture, Politics and Management, Indian International Centre, Pearson: Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh   49-68   2010
Gunnel Cederlof Landscapes and the Law: Environmental Politics, Regional Histories and Contests over Nature, New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2008
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Economic & Political Weekly   64(52) 22-24   Dec 2009
‘River as Resource and Land to Own: The Great Hydraulic Transition in Eastern India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Asian Environments Shaping the World: Conceptions of Nature and Environmental Practices, National University of Singapore (Singapore) 【Working paper】      Mar 2009
Joseph Morgan Hodge, Triumph of the Expert: Agrarian Doctrines of development and the Legacies of British Colonialism, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007
Rohanignatious Dsouza
ISIS [University of Chicago Press]   99(3) 653-654   Sep 2008
Aniket Alam, Becoming India: western Frontier Under British Rule, New Delhi Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press, 2008
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Economic and Political Weekly   29(48) 26-27   2008
Kaushik Roy, (ed.), War and Society in Colonial India (1807-1945, OUP: New Delhi, 2006
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Indian Historical Review   34(2) 225-228   Jul 2007
‘Water as Dispute and Conflict’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Economic and Political Weekly   42(16) 1431-1432   Apr 2007
Archana Prasad, Environmentalism and the Politics of the Left, Left Word
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Social Scientist   34(11-12) 75-80   2007
Lyla Mehta, The Politics and Poetics of Water: Naturalising Scarcity in Western India, Orient Longman: Hyderabad, 2005
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   564    Aug 2006
‘The OBC quota and the “New Economy’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   563 66-67   Jun 2006
Mihai Spariosu, Global Intelligence and Human Development: Towards an Ecology of Global Learning (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2004)
Rohanignatious Dsouza
MINERVA   44 235-237   2006
Gary Nabhan, Why Some Like it Hot: Food, Genes and Cultural Diversity, Island Press: Washington DC, 2004
Rohanignatious Dsouza
TerraGreen   3(3) 62-62   2006
Ganesh P. Shivakoti, Douglas L. Vermillion, Wai-Fung Lam, Elinor Ostrom, Ujjwal Pradhan and Robert Yoder ( eds), Asian Irrigation in Transition: responding to Challenges , New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2005
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Science, Technology & Society   11(2) 397-400   2006
Richard Drayton, Nature’s Government: Science, Imperial Britain, and the ‘Improvement’ of the World, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2005 (Indian Edition)
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Economic and Political Weekly   40(53) 5546-5547   2006
‘All dressed and nowhere to Go’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Hardnews   3(7) 21   2006
‘Benign Capitalism by Another Name: Understanding Collapse’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conservation and Society   3(1) 238-247   2005
Arun Kumar Singh. Privatization of Rivers in India, Vikas Adhyayan Kendra: Mumbai, 2004 and idem, Inter-linking of rivers in India: A Preliminary Assessment, The Other Media: New Delhi, 2003
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   554    Dec 2004
Ramaswamy R. Iyer, WATER: Perspectives, Issues, Concerns, Sage Publications: New Delhi, 2003
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   537    May 2004
Aditya Mukherjee, Imperialism, Nationalism and the Making of the Indian Capitalist Class, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2002
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Indian Economic and Social History Review   41(30) 341-343   2004
‘Workshop Report’
V.V. Krishna & Rohan D’Souza
Science, Technology & Society   9(2) 319-325   2004
‘Some Reflections on Democracy and JNUSU’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
30 Years in Defence of Progressive, Democratic and Secular Culture, Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union, JK Offset Printers: Delhi   24-26   2004
Dinesh Kumar Mishra, Living with the Politics of Floods: The Mystery of Flood Control, Peoples’ Science Institute, Dehradun, 2000
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   529    Sep 2003
K.V. Raju, G.K. Karanth, M.J.Bhende, D.Rajasekar, K.S.Gayathridevi, Rejuvenating Tanks: A Socio-Ecological Approach, Books for Change: Bangalore, 2003
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindu      Jan 2003
‘Linking Rivers: Hydraulic Suicide’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Hindu: The Survey of the Environment, 2003   25-30   2003
‘Nature, Conservation and Environmental History: A review of some recent environmental writings on South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conservation and Society   1(2) 317-332   2003
‘Another Disaster in the Making: The Politics to Interlink Rivers in India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
HIMAL   15(12) 8-9   Dec 2002
‘Capitalism’s Ecological Crisis’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   516    Aug 2002
‘Hundreds Flooded by India’s Hirakud Dam’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
World River’s Review, International Rivers Network, Berkeley      Aug 2001
‘Politics, not Nature made Orissa floods calamitous’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Telegraph (Kolkotta), July 25, 2001. Republished as ‘Hundreds Flooded by India’s Hirakud Dam: Politics, Not Nature Made Orissa Floods Calamitous’ in World Rivers Review   16(4) 4   2001
‘Why Ambedkerites should be against Large Dams’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   496    Dec 2000
Anil Agrawal, Sunita Narain and Srabani Sen (eds), The Citizen’s Fifth Report: State of India’s Environment Series (Part I and II ), Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 1999
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   486    Feb 2000
Edited issue on Floods with introduction ‘The Problem’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   478 12-17   Jun 1999
‘Environmental History: Whatever Happened to Colonialism?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Book Review   32(10) 32-34   Oct 1998
Amita Baviskar, In the Belly of the River: tribal conflicts and development in the Narmada valley
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   466    Feb 1998
‘The Politics of Flood Control’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Ecologist Asia   6(5) 36-37   1998
‘Transport before the Railways’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Economic & Political Weekly   32(17) 884-885   Apr 1997
‘Spiti: Kul Waters From Glaciers’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Agarwal & Narain (ed.), Dying Wisdom: Rise, Fall and Potential of India's Traditional Water Harvesting Systems, Fourth State of India's Environment Citizen's Report, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi   34-35   1997
‘Floods, Embankments and Canals: The Colonial Experience in Orissa (1803-1928)’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Working Paper, 3rd Series, no. VI, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi 【Working paper】      Sep 1996
Ben Crow with Alan Lindquist and David Wilson, Sharing the Ganges: The politics and technology of river development, Sage Publications, New Delhi and Thousand Oaks, California, 1995
Rohanignatious Dsouza
SEMINAR   438    Feb 1996
Biswamoy Pati, Resisting Domination: Peasants, Tribals and the National Movement in Orissa 1920-50, Manohar: New Delhi, 1993
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Indian Economic and Social History Review   32(1) 123-125   1995
‘Socialism and Immortality’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Mainstream   31(39) 24-25   Aug 1993
‘Himalayan Water-sharing System Endangered’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Down To Earth, Centre for Science and Environment      Apr 1993

Books etc

 
Commonwealth Forestry and Environmental History: Empire Forests and Colonial Environments in Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia and New Zealand
Vinita Damodaran and Rohan D’Souza, (eds.) (Part:Joint Editor)
Primus Books: New Delhi   2019   
Environment, Technology and Development: Critical and Subversive Essays [Economic and Political Weekly Series]
Rohanignatious Dsouza (ed.) (Part:Editor)
Orient BlackSwan: Hyderabad   2012   
The British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters in South Asia
Deepak Kumar, Vinita Damodaran and Rohan D’Souza (eds.) (Part:Joint Editor)
Oxford University Press: New Delhi   2011   
Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood control in Eastern India (1803-1946)
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Oxford University Press: New Delhi   2006   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
‘The Great Hydraulic Transition : Colonial engineering and the making of modern rivers in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Rising Waters: After Engineering, Rivers and the Life of Floods, the PENN program for Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Main Campus, Mumbai, India   7 Jan 2019   
‘Amphibians to Reptiles: How Colonial Eastern India became ‘land centred’ and ‘flood vulnerable’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Multi-dimensionalising Land, Workshop, Organized by the Land Global Challenges Research Fund and Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, International Centre, Goa, Dona Paula, India   20 Dec 2018   
‘Environmental Change and the Politics of Pre-emption: Reconsidering Environmental Histories of South Asia in the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Histories & Ecologies of Health International Conference, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong   13 Dec 2018   
‘Anthropocene Rain and Soaked Concrete: can policy-making rescue the ‘flooded Asian City ?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Water Heritage in Asian Cities, Symposium, Academy of Social Sciences, (Shanghai, China)   29 Nov 2018   
‘Are Environmental Histories of South Asia still possible in the Epoch of the Anthropocene ?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Panel C55-08 : The Anthropocene in Asia (Wednesday 26th September, 2018) in World Social Science Forum: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures, Fukuoka, Japan   25 Nov 2018   
‘Connectivity has no Pulse: rivers as a biological challenge to infrastructure in Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
workshop titled Development Corridors and the Sustainability Challenge: land, water, livelihoods, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati, Assam   29 Sep 2018   
‘Alternative Imaginations and Zero-Sum Games: Reconceptualizing the Trans-Boundary River Challenge for China and India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Second China-India Workshop on Development and Governance, Dr. Seaker Chan Center for Comparative Political Development Studies, Fudan University 【Paper Presented】   8 Jun 2018   
‘National Culture to Consumer to Citizen of the World: Reflections on Higher Education and the University System in the Epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conference on Innovation in Education, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China 【Paper Presented】   25 May 2018   
‘Environmental History and the Humanities for South Asia: reconsidering large dams and resource politics in the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
International Workshop on Environmental Humanities in Asia: Ecological Crisis and Cultural Responses, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong 【Paper Presented】   10 Apr 2018   
Re-imagining the North East in India: Did Geography Sidestep History in Vision (2020)?
Rohanignatious Dsouza, Dr. Pallavi Bhatte
This Presentation jointly made with Dr. Pallavi Bhatte (Kyoto University), North-East India & Japan Cultural Symposium, Imphal (Manipur) 27th-28th February 2018 Presidency College, Motbung, India   28 Feb 2018   
‘The Great Hydraulic Transition: Colonial engineering and the making of Modern Rivers in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Asian Research Institute, National University Singapore, Singapore   4 Sep 2017   
‘Sustainability against “Safe Operating Space”: India’s cusec-megawatt rivers and writing environmental history in the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Environmental Justice and Sustainable Citizenship, Global Asia Initiative (GAI) at Duke and Duke Kunshan University, Conference on Environmental Humanities in Asia, Kunshan (China) 【Paper Presented】   22 May 2017   
‘Writing South Asian Environmental History in the Epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
International Conference on Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision, ADRI Silver Jubilee Celebration 2016-17, Patna (Bihar), and at the World Social Science Forum, Fukuoka, 25-28th September, 2018   26 Mar 2017   
‘Carbon Forests and Rivers of Conflict: Writing South Asian Environmental History in the Epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Asia’s Transformations to Sustainability: Past, Present and Future of the Anthropocene, The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, National Institutes for the Humanities, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, Kyoto 【Paper Presented】   10 Mar 2017   
‘All Unquiet on the ‘Great Himalayan Watershed’: India, China, Bangladesh and a Trans-Boundary River’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Dynamic Borderlands: Livelihoods, Communities and Flows, 5th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network, Kathmandu (Nepal) 【Paper Presented】   12 Dec 2016   
‘Floods, Disasters and Re-tooling History Can cross-disciplinary dialogues help Policy-making?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conference on Disastrous Pasts: New Directions in Asian Disaster History 【Paper Presented】   21 Nov 2016   
‘Development against Economic Growth: Reconsidering Debates in South Asian Environmental History’ [Invited]
Rohanignatious Dsouza
International Workshop: Environment in Asia: interdisciplinary discussions and future directions National University of Singapore   11 Nov 2015   
‘Historical responsibility’ and the problems of writing South Asian environmental history in the epoch of the Anthropocene’ [Invited]
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conference on Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability, STEPS Centre, Sussex University   7 Sep 2015   
‘Hydrology as Ideology: water, power and environmental history in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
MSc Environmental Governance, 10th Generation Anniversary (November 2014), Sustainability Power and Change, Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg, Germany   11 Nov 2014   
‘Writing South Asian Environmental Histories in the Epoch of the Anthropocene’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Dialogues on Environmental History for the BRICS in Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, and the Programa de Pós-Graduação em História Social da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - PPGHIS/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 【Paper Presented】   26 Aug 2014   
‘The Great Hydraulic Transition: Modern Origins of Land and Rivers in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
School of Asian and African Studies, Kyoto University   1 Apr 2014   
‘Drainage, River Erosion and Chaurs: an environmental history of land in Colonial Eastern India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Environmental Histories: Pasts and Futures, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (New Delhi) 【Paper Presented】   21 Mar 2014   
‘Bridging the River Divide: The Politics of River Water Sharing in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
South Asia University, New Delhi   23 Jan 2014   
‘Under the Theme ‘The Great Hydraulic Transition in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Geography Department (Indiana, Bloomington), November 15th 2013; CASI (University of Pennsylvania) December 5th 2013 and New School (New York), 12th December, 2013   15 Nov 2013   
‘Cusec Deadlock: India, Pakistan and the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) in the time of Hydro-politics’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo   13 Jun 2013   
‘Colonial Watershed or Socio-Natures: writing South Asian environmental histories in the epoch of the anthropocene’ [Invited]
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Ecology and Society Workshop at The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library   24 May 2013   
‘The Security and Insecurity of Water in South Asia’ [Invited]
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conference, Tapping the Turn: water’s social dimensions, Australian National University   15 Nov 2012   
‘The Geology of Morals and the Politics of Nature’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore   20 Oct 2012   
‘The Making of the Modern Flood: Chronicling the Great Hydraulic Transition in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
International Conference on Cultural Heritages in the Mekong River Basin and Ganges River Region Facing Global Climate Changes, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology & Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, Hue (Vietnam) 【Paper Presented】   11 Jun 2012   
‘Conflict against Security: the search for a water paradigm for South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Environment, Inequality, and Conflict, Indian Statistical Institute ( New Delhi) and Centre for Equality and Social Opportunity (ESOP), University of Oslo   28 Mar 2012   
‘When Soil and Water Do Not Mix: towards a history of drainage in India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Environmental Issues in India, Institute of Life Long Learning , Department of History, University of Delhi and Indraprastha College, University of Delhi   16 Mar 2012   
‘Cusec Deadlock: Is there another script possible for the Indus rivers?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
New Frontiers of Indian Foreign Policy National Conference, Panjab University, Chandigarh   15 Mar 2012   
‘Controlling Nature and Technology as Triumph: Is the idea of Progress sustainable?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The History of Science and Technology in 20th Century India, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science and Indian National Science Academy, (Bangalore)   15 Oct 2011   
‘Nature of Money versus the Value of Conservation: Should Natural Endowments replace Ecological Services’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Student Conference on Conservation Science, National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore)   14 Sep 2011   
‘Flood Control, Water Histories and Environmental Security: Rethinking Bangladesh-India Dialogues’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Special Short Term Course on India Bangladesh, Gangtok, Sikkim University   9 Sep 2011   
‘From Conflict to Securitization: The Making of Another Hydraulic Paradigm in India?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Water Security in South Asia, Peace Research Institute Oslo (Norway) 【Paper Presented】   14 Jun 2011   
‘Cusec Deadlock: The Indus and Hydropolitics in a Fault Zone’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Blue Revolution: Charting South Asia’s Water Future, Observer Research Foundation, Delhi   11 Apr 2011   
‘Water as a source of conflict’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
India, Pakistan & Regional Stability Round Table Programme, Dept. of War Studies, King’s College, London   29 Mar 2011   
‘Making Modern Flows: The Great Hydraulic Transition in Colonial India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Understanding Global India: The South Asian Path of Development and its Possibilities, Kyoto University, (Japan) 【Paper Presented】   29 Jan 2011   
‘Making Modern Flows: The Great Hydraulic Transition in South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Panel: the Environmental History of India (part 2), American History Association, Boston 【Paper Presented】   6 Jan 2011   
‘Social-Natures and Environmental Change: Should environmental histories trump environmental economics?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Changing Nature ─ Changing Sciences   13 Dec 2010   
‘Nature as calamity and development as triumph: is the idea of progress sustainable?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Symposium on Ecosystem and Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden   24 Nov 2010   
‘Human Security Issues in South Asia: Water conflicts in India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
International Post-Graduate Program in Human Security at Tohoko University, Japan 【Paper Presented】   14 Jan 2010   
‘Improvements for progress: Hydraulic transformations in Colonial South Asia’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
79th Anglo-American Conference of Historians, Senate House, University of London 【Paper Presented】   1 Jan 2010   
‘From Damming Rivers to Linking Waters: Is this the beginning of the end of Supply-Side Hydrology in India?’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
The Currents of Power: Water and the New World Order, Centre for Advanced Studies, Oslo, (Norway) 【Paper Presented】   20 Apr 2009   
‘River as Resource and Land to Own: The Great Hydraulic Transition in Eastern India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Asian Environments Shaping the World: Conceptions of Nature and Environmental Practices, National University of Singapore (Singapore) 【Paper Presented】   19 Mar 2009   
‘Does History Matter: Rethinking Modern Irrigation in India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Conference on water Law reforms and the Right to water: Lessons from India, International Environmental Law Research centre (IELRC), Geneva, Switzerland 【Paper Presented】   23 Jan 2009   
‘Debating the Nehru Legacy: Flood Control and the Making of Modern India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
India International Centre, (NEW DELHI), FRONTIERS OF HISTORY 【Paper Presented】   22 Sep 2008   
‘Framing India’s Hydraulic Crisis: The Politics of the Modern Large dam in India’ Large Dams, Hydropower and Northeast India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Guwahati, (Assam), Panos South Asia & Kalpavriksh Media Dialogue   1 Sep 2008   
‘Reconsiderations on Capitalism and the ‘ Natural Calamity’, Researching Disasters: Prospects and Dilemmas’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Researching Disasters: Prospects and Dilemmas, International Roundtable Conference, Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (Mumbai)   4 Feb 2008   
‘Development: Issues and Challenges’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Towards a New Understanding of North-East India, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University 【Paper Presented】   23 Jan 2008   
‘Mischievous Rivers and Evil Shoals : The English East India Company and the Colonial Resource Regime.’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Workshop titled: East India Company and the Natural World at the Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex 【Paper Presented】   8 Jun 2007   
‘Rewriting the Script on Large Dams and Conflict in India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
International workshop on Water Access and Conflicts: Implications for Governance in South Asia. SaciWATERs: South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Chennai 【Paper Presented】   21 Mar 2007   
‘Debating the Great Hydraulic Transition in Eastern India’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Lecture presentation in Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS), Osaka City University 【Paper Presented】   5 Sep 2006   
‘Flooding and the Political Ecology of Resilience’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Seminar and Lecture Series Colonial Matters and Materialities: Discussions on Technology, Culture and Economy, Institute of Advanced Studies, Lancaster Universities 【Paper Presented】   16 Nov 2005   
‘The Great Hydraulic Transition: Colonial Rule and Making the Bengal Delta’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Seminar and Lecture Series Colonial Matters and Materialities: Discussions on Technology, Culture and Economy, Institute of Advanced Studies, Lancaster Universities 【Paper Presented】   15 Nov 2005   
‘The Conceptual World of the “Skeptical Environmentalist”: Putting Lomborg’s Environmental Facts in their Place’
Rohanignatious Dsouza
Resource Management in Asia-Pacific, Australian National University 【Paper Presented】   28 Jun 2005