Gardens of Paradise

Tom Stuart-Smith, Jurjen Vandertas, Philippa Vaughan, Mehreen Chida-Razvi and Nur Sobers-Khan in conversation with William Dalrymple Presented by Aga Khan Foundation Paula Van Hagen, Official ZEEJLF At The British Library Blogger ZEEJLF Co-Director and author, William Dalrymple introduced the session by welcoming the “extraordinary” panel. Philippa Vaughan, an art historian who currently advises on conservation… Read more »

Environment

Devendra Upadhyay

There is no such thing as nature – we are nature. Does talking about ‘the environment’ create an unhelpful distinction between people and planet? “पर्यावरण हर वह चीज़ है जो मैं नहीं हूँ” । महान वैज्ञानिक अल्बर्ट आइंस्टीन ने जब ये कहा था तो उस वक़्त उनका पर्याय शायद ये था कि मनुष्य व प्रकृति… Read more »

There is no such thing as nature – we are nature

Ishan Kawley

Does talking about ‘the environment’ create an unhelpful distinction between people and planet?” Sometime around 1886, Leo Tolstoy published a story titled ‘How much land does a man need’ in which the protagonist is a peasant named Pahom. Pahom in his lust for land approaches the Bakshirs, who he is told are simple minded people… Read more »

un/(natur)al

Archita Mittra (3)

we burn bleed sing drown dream as ourselves as others as victims as martyrs as enemies sometimes as trees we breathe poison & call it love or some silly pretext talk about our hearts as if they exist outside us without us in neat sterilized packets hanging like fruits we talk about our homes as… Read more »