SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Understanding the First-Order Effects of Industrialization: A Comparative Analysis on Land and Labour in Karawang, Indonesia and Sheva, India

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Karishma Boroowa (SOAS)

Date: 21 February 2018Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 21 February 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426

Type of Event: Seminar

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For my PhD research in Development Studies, I wanted to to know what happens to the local people when an area is marked for industrial transformation. Does it actually get industrialized? What happens to the local people? Do their living conditions get better or worse off?

Based on such questions, this talk will present the research that I undertook in selected sites in Indonesia and India. Drawing on such evidence and using a comparative case study method, I will discuss the extent to which industrialization still retains its transformational potential for development in developing countries today.

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Speaker Biography

Karishma Boroowa is in the third year of her PhD degree in Development Studies. She also has a Joint MSc from the London School of Economics (UK) and Peking University, China. Having worked as the Asia Regional Desk for the International Land Coalition (ILC), and in consultancy roles for various NGOs, UN organizations and the national government, she aims to contribute to academic research that informs contemporary policy and practice.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies

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