In Conversation: Professor Prasanta K. Pattanaik

Dr. Prasanta K. Pattanaik is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.  Born on April 5, 1943 in the Puri District of Odisha, India, he obtained his B.A. degree from the S.C.S. College (Puri), Utkal University, Odisha in 1963. He obtained his MA (1965) and PhD (1968) degrees from the… Read More In Conversation: Professor Prasanta K. Pattanaik

IN THE SHADOWS OF DEVELOPMENT-Dispossession and Resistance in Odisha

By Pankaj K. Naik Sonal Ann D’souza The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination. ~Andre Gorz Dispossession of land is not uncommon to ‘development’ of any industrial society. In India too, one can trace the vicissitudes of dispossession conditioned by various political regimes. The British Raj… Read More IN THE SHADOWS OF DEVELOPMENT-Dispossession and Resistance in Odisha

Local Participation in Biodiversity Conservation: A Tale of Similipal

By Madhusmita Dash The expansive forest of Similipal, known for its abundance of Simili (Shoreaa robusta or Sal) trees had  captivated the imagination of Kobiboro Radhanath Ray who had immortalized the Simili Hills in his celebrated poem ‘Usha’. Decades have passed since. The odyssey of Similipal has been riveting. Life reverberates in every crevice of the hills… Read More Local Participation in Biodiversity Conservation: A Tale of Similipal

In Conversation: Professor Bhabani Prasad Dash On the Journey of the Orissa Economics Association (OEA)

Professor Bhabani Prasad Dash (BPD) was closely associated with the OEA since its inception. He was its Secretary during 1978-83 and President in 2002. He played a crucial role in nurturing the OEA for about half-a-century. In order to obtain a glimpse of the long journey of the OEA, Dr. Amarendra Das (AD), the current… Read More In Conversation: Professor Bhabani Prasad Dash On the Journey of the Orissa Economics Association (OEA)