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'30 Seconds at Quetta': natural disasters and economic history of South Asia

Dr Tirthankar Roy, a lecturer in economic history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will give a public lecture at LSE on Monday 12 March.

Natural disasters, representing an aspect of the global commons that destroys lives and livelihoods rather than sustain these, have been a perennial part of life in South Asia. In the past, such events led to breakdown of institutions and their rebuilding, obsolescence of traditional knowledge, and political crisis. Using several examples from colonial period in South Asian history, D. Roy's lecture explores these processes.

This annual economic history lecture will focus on natural disasters and the economic history of South Asia.

Professor Lord Desai will chair this event.

'30 Seconds at Quetta': natural disasters and economic history of South Asia is on Monday 12 March 2007 at 6.30 pm in the New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

5 March 2007

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