Connection Series: Life in the Himalaya by Maharaj Pandit and Trevor Price

5:00–6:00 pm
American Center
24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Near Barakhamba Metro Station, New Delhi -110001


Maharaj Pandit, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Delhi and Trevor Price, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago will discuss the natural history of the Himalaya and its future. The conversation will be built around Prof. Pandit’s recent book, “Life in the Himalaya: An Ecosystem at Risk”  published by Harvard University Press. In this conversation, they will delve into various aspects of the book that consider both the people’s connection with the mountains, as well as the history of the Himalaya, its plants and animals, and more recent effects of climate change and development.

Dr. Pandit grew up in Kashmir, conducted research for his Ph. D. in Arunachal Pradesh and has worked primarily on Himalayan plants and rivers for most of his career. Dr. Price first visited Kashmir in 1977, and has continued to study birds in the Himalayas ever since.

This event is part of the Connection Series held in collaboration with the American Center, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), UChicago Center in Delhi, and United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF).

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