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Department ofAnthropology


New Book by Alumna Gina Drew

Georgina Drew, class of 2000, recently authored a book, River Dialogues: Hindu Faith and the Political Ecology of Dams on the Sacred Ganga (University of Arizona Press, 2017).

Her book received honorable mention by the James Fisher prize for first books on the Himalayan Region. They write:

"River Dialogues offers ethnographic methods of journalistic realism to explore the ongoing debate over the Ganga River’s natural and constructed future. A remarkable book, River Dialogues examines how women in particular protest the building of hydroelectric dams on the sacred river and the private industries and government efforts to build them in uttarakhand, an officially designated conservation zone."

Read more about the James Fisher prize on the Association for Nepal and Himalayan studies website.