This ambitious new account details independent India’s struggle to overcome famine and malnutrition in the twentieth century. Siegel explains the historical origins of contemporary India’s malnutrition epidemic, showing how food and sustenance moved to the center of nationalist thought in the final years of colonial rule. Hungry Nation interrogates how citizens and politicians contested the meanings of nation building and citizenship through food, and how these contestations receded in the wake of the Green Revolution. This is the story of how Indians challenged meanings of welfare and citizenship across class, caste, region, and gender in a new nation-state.
Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Boston University. Graduate Fellow (2013–2014), The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Prakash Kumar, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, Department of History, Penn State University.
Rachel Berger, Associate Professor of History; Fellow, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.
Sunil Amrith, Director, Center for History and Economics; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies; Chair, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University.
"What’s New? What’s Next? Cultural and Structural Threats to the Constitutional Order of the United States and Western Europe"
Jennifer Hochschild, Faculty Associate. Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government; Chair, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room (S030)
12:00pm to 2:00pm
"Accompanying Unaccompanied Child Refugees: The Challenges Facing Advocates and Activists"
Jacqueline Bhabha, Faculty Associate. Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School.
Vidur Chopra, Postdoctoral Fellow; Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Sofia Kouvelaki, Executive Director, The Home Project, Athens, Greece.
Melani Cammett, Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.