SASC Colloquium: Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai, Saumya Roy

Event time: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
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Event description: 

PLEASE NOTE: This talk time is 12:00 pm EST, not the usual SASC Colloquim time.
Saumya Roy is a journalist and social entrepreneur from Mumbai. She co-founded a microfinance nonprofit in 2010. This is how she met the waste pickers who work on Mumbai’s Deonar garbage dump and stayed to chronicle their lives in the book- Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Waste Pickers of Mumbai.
The book is being published in the U.K, India, and in Chinese translation. She received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, Carey Institute for Global Good, and Sangam House for writing this book.
Book discussion with the Author Saumya Roy; Shalini Iyengar, Anthropology; Sophia Abbas, Anthropology; moderated by Rohit De, History & SASC, Yale Univesity.

Speaker/Performer: 
Saumya Roy, Shalini Iyengar, Sophia Abbas, and modreated by Rohit De.

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