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Hear Debal Deb in a talk on "Nature Worship,Communitarian Ethos & Sustainability"
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2425 Channing Way(off of Telegraph Avenue)
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue).Wheelchair accessible, donations accepted.
Join Revolution Books in welcoming, Debal Deb in his presentation of the topics around Nature Worship, Communitarian Ethos and Sustainability: Sacred Groves and Sustainable Living in South Asia. He is a 2009 Fulbright Fellow; Chair, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Kolkata, India. Debal Deb will discuss the attitudes and values towards nature and society in South Asia 's indigenous cultures - and what we can learn from this, particularly towards developing a sustainable mode of natural resource use. Debal Deb is a biologist. His post-doctoral research included human ecology of marine and estuarine resource use at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and ecological economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and has made extensive documentation of sacred groves and ponds in West Bengal. While conducting free-lance research in food web theory, agroecology, ecoforestry, natural resource management and community forest management, he founded Vrihi, the only non-governmental indigenous rice gene bank in east India, and Basudha, a demonstration farm where villagers learn techniques of building low-cost housing, biodiverse farming, ecoforestry, alternative energy use and water harvesting.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Dec 26, 2009 3:20PM