“Asking, we walk”: A book on listening to the stories of those who dwell there

Asking, we walk: The South as New Political Imaginary: Edited by Corinne Kumar; Streelekha Publications, 33/1-9, Thyagaraj Layout, Jaibharath Nagar, Bangalore-560033. Rs. 2400.

Sruthi Krishnan, The Hindu, 12 November 2013

Reading the fourth book of the series ‘Asking, we walk: the south as new political imaginary’ is like roaming the streets of a busy hamlet atop a hill and halting at different homes, listening to the stories of those who dwell there. The diversity of voices you hear will range from founders of social movements, representatives of aboriginal tribes, chroniclers of an uncared for planet, and survivors who battled different kinds of violence. The collection, edited by Corrine Kumar, a part of the Centre of Informal Development Studies (CIEDS), a collective based in Bangalore, does not focus on a single issue. Biodiversity, human rights, history and future of social movements, commons, and justice are just a few of the themes the book meanders through. What connects these stories is not what they focus on but what they seek – a vocabulary to describe a different world. […]

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/journeys-for-an-alternative-world/article5340174.ece
Accessed: 18 October 2015

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