Public Texts with
The August edition of Public Texts features Member of Parliament Jairam Ramesh with his latest work, ‘The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined The Buddha’. He will be in conversation with IIHS Director Aromar Revi and will discuss the literary, cultural, political and social history of the epoch and the fascinating story of Sir Edwin Arnold’s poem
‘The Light of Asia’.
New Course Launch
IIHS, in collaboration with Coursera, has designed the online course ‘Housing Justice: A View from Indian Cities’. The five module, self-paced course introduces learners to different approaches to housing justice, bringing together material, ecological, social and spatial approaches to housing.
Course on Writing and Disseminating
IIHS, in collaboration with Coursera, has released a six week, self-paced online course ‘Writing and Disseminating Grey Literature’. It is designed to help researchers, academics and development sector professionals reach their research work to a wider audience. It takes learners through the process of writing opinion pieces, data stories, photo essays and creating infographics.
Library Exhibition on
The Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture as green infrastructure (UP-AGrI) project and Library teams at IIHS have curated an exhibition on ‘Growing Sustainable Cities’, to explore different urban farming practices and unpack its linkages with urban sustainability and personal wellbeing. Explore our rich collection of books and articles: https://bit.ly/3ivWJYO
UP-AGrI is conducting an online survey to gather inputs on how people in cities practice different kinds of urban agriculture: http://bit.ly/UP-AGrISurvey
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