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Rushikesh Gawade

PhD Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

About Rushikesh

I am a PhD research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. My research explores the consequences of modernity on the common lands, especially the pasture lands in India. I am doing an ethnographic study of a nomadic pastoral community called "Dhangar," located in the western part of India, studying their day to day dealings with the changing reality of land and their aspirations from the 'developing' world. I would be interested in curating posts that deal with anything related to land, commons, nomadism, modernity, and bureaucracy. I would also be interested in any post that broadly fits into the theme of Sociology of Knowledge.