The Indian Animal Studies Collective aims to bring together all those who are interested in nonhuman and human animals and the dynamics of their co-existence, particularly in India. How can we think about animals while living in multispecies spaces, and how do we think about them when some humans share that precarity? The Collective thinks through these positions in the hope to arrive at one of its own. 

The IASC organizes ‘Table Talks’, informal conversations with academics or activists whose work we admire.

We now have a podcast! The Indian Animal Studies Collective Podcast is a recording of our table talks and panel discussions on your favorite platform! We will continue to upload our videos on our youtube channel as well.

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The third episode of the series, Between Theory and Praxis,”Arikomban’s Story” with Dr. Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan and Prakash is now live on Spotify.

Watch all six panels of
Fifty Years of Project Tiger: Conservation, Conflict, Critique

Politics and Markets | Panel 1

Bureaucracy and Community | Panel 2

Reenchanting the Sundarbans | Panel 3

Paper Tigers | Panel 4

Histories from Above and Below | Panel 5

Contested Futures | Panel 6

*James Forbes – Oriental Memoirs, Vol. III, Bombay, around 1779.