Interpreting Nature: Imaginings of Nature in India, Past and Present

This project examines Indian expressive traditions' imaginations of nature, the interpretations of the relationship between human and environment, and the forms these interpretations take. It also looks at how Indian culture views the more-than-human world, the links between these imaginations and the way we treat nature, and the role of culture and human subjectivity in shaping our relationship with the environment. The project will also consider the current ecological crisis and what re-imaginings of nature need to take in light of this. Special focus is on the relationship in literary, musical and dramatic arts, and the links between these artistic expressions and natural history, environmental policy, and ecology.

Selected Works

SMI LiveFestival of Ideas

Behind The ScenesFestival of Ideas

Study of Social EcologyStudy of Social Ecology

Found Footage PeoteryFestival of Ideas

TEX(T)ILED BodiesFestival of Ideas

Cascoland Lab & KitchenFestival of Ideas

Illi Nodi (Look Here)Festival of Ideas

The Living CanvasFestival of Ideas

Name, Place, Animal, ThingFestival of Ideas

“future, dear”Festival of Ideas

Under the SunFestival of Ideas

Pause - Unplug – PlayFestival of Ideas

Live - Die - RepeatFestival of Ideas

Space & PlaceFestival of Ideas

Social ListeningFestival of Ideas

Pillow StoriesFestival of Ideas

Daily BreadsUnblock

Dust Thou ArtInterlude

Fluid StatesInterlude

House by the SeaYellelu Yelli

Trees’ TalesYellelu Yelli

Besen BallettYellelu Yelli

Glorious MisfitsYellelu Yelli

R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.EYellelu Yelli

SFS 2042Yellelu Yelli