Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


SPRC In conversation with Dipesh Chakrabarty

by Ashish Ghadiali and Dipesh Chakrabarty

Dipesh Chakrabarty

25 August 2021

We’re joined by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Professor of History and author of The Climate of History in a Planetary Age, for a conversation on his intellectual trajectory and the idea of the planetary. Speaking on the climate crisis and the human condition, Dipesh states that “unless we realise our geological agency and the geomorphological role we play that is changing the landscape of the planet, we won’t realise the depth of the predicament that we’re in.”

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This conversation was recorded on 13th June 2021

Speakers: Ashish Ghadiali, Activist-in-Residence, UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre  //  Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago
ProducerKaissa Karhu
Editor: Amie Liebowitz