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The Next Monsoon
The Next Monsoon
South Asia Program, Cornell University

The Next Monsoon examines how art and culture can help us navigate the uncertain future. From Cornell University’s South Asia Program, hosts... more

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The Intersections of Academia and Activism, with Ahsan Kamal

We’re navigating matters of research ethics and activism in Pakistan’s Indus River Basin. Ahsan Kamal, a lecturer at the National... more

14 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Fragmented Imaginaries & Frontiers in Bangladesh, with Jason Cons

We’re headed to the frontier, examining borders, development, and climate change in the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. Anthropologist Jason Cons, an... more

31 May 2023 · 28 minutes
Against the Grains of Art and Architecture, with Rupali Gupte

The intersection of art and architecture nurtures creative possibilities, specifically ones that reimagine our relationship with the environment. Architect and... more

17 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Art, Agency, & Agrarian Life, with Sonal Khullar

We examine how artworks and the work of art facilitate collaboration in response to social and climate crises, especially among... more

03 May 2023 · 30 minutes
The Sick Landscape of Tea Plantations, with Sarah Besky

We’re looking at the tea plantation industry and how climate change perpetuates a cycle of exploitation. Cultural anthropologist Sarah Besky,... more

19 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
Climate Change and the Artist’s Gambit, with Iftikhar Dadi

In our first episode, we address the importance of art in South Asia and how it can be a tool... more

05 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Welcome to The Next Monsoon

Subscribe now! Don’t miss the first episode, premiering March 29, and the entire first season, featuring Iftikhar Dadi, Sonal Khullar,... more

22 Mar 2023 · 1 minute
The Next Monsoon
The Intersections of Academia and Activism, with Ahsan Kamal
The Next Monsoon