15 minutes | Jan 20th 2021

Chatroom 10: Encounters with India's Maneaters

Season 1, CHATROOM 10 Encounters with India’s Maneaters We are increasingly sharing space with predators and wild animals, with deadly consequences… for the animals, that is… not so much the humans.. or, at least that was the case until the pandemic.. Covid-19 is the result of a breaching of ecological boundaries. In this episode, we learn how to co-exist with other species from Nayanika Mathur, an anthropologist at Oxford University. Time Markers (mins: sec) 00:04 — Leopard attack 02:00 — Human-animal conflict has become the norm 3:45 — Introducing Nayanika Mathur 4:08 — Nayanika collects big cat stories 4:57 — stories from unknown voices are powerful 5:54 – Story of a leopard watching a woman named Vimla 7:50 — Why didn’t the leopard hurt Vimla? 8:15 — animals have memory 9:29 — science shows animals have memory 11:45 — story of the man with one arm 13:40 — how can we live more in balance with nature? Guests Nayanika Mathur Resources Transcript Reading Suggestions Share Episode Twitter Facebook WhatsApp  Sign up for updates   EMAIL Reading List Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India. Mathur, Nayanika. Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 204 pp. Telling the story of the pandemic. (2020, May 11). Somatosphere. http://somatosphere.net/forumpost/covid19-storytelling-pandemic/ Mathur, N. ‘Nature is healing’: Why we need to be careful about how we tell the story of the pandemic. Scroll.in. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://scroll.in/article/963743/nature-is-healing-why-we-need-to-be-careful-about-how-we-tell-the-story-of-the-pandemic     
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