Science Influx


A summary of the program

Pankaj Sekhsaria is an author, photographer, journalist and academic who has been working on issues of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for over two decades. He has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a Master's degree in Mass Communication and a recent doctorate in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is associated with the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh, and works on environmental issues, wildlife conservation and tribal rights. He has published over 300 articles, features and opinion pieces on these issues for India's mainstream English press and is the author of four books on the A&N islands. This includes his debut novel, The Last Wave that is a story deeply embedded in the history, people and ecology of the place. His latest book is Islands in Flux - the Andaman and Nicobar Story, which is a collection of 20 years of his journalism on issues of the islands.

Islands in Flux

Islands in Flux, a compilation of writings on key issues and developments in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over the last two decades, is Pankaj Sekhsaria’s new book on the islands. Written by one of the islands’ best known and most consistent chroniclers of contemporary issues here, it features information, insight, and perspective related to the environment, wildlife conservation, development, and the island’s indigenous communities. The book provides an important account that is relevant both for the present and the future of these beautiful and fragile but also very volatile island chain. It is both a map of the region as well as a framework for the way forward, and essential reading for anyone who cares about the islands and indeed, the future of our world.

Islands in Flux
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Speaker Information

All about our educators and speakers

Pankaj Sekhsaria

Dr. Pankaj Sekhsaria
Senior Project Researcher, DST-Centre for Policy Research, IIT-Delhi
Member, Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group

Prema Rangachary

Prema Rangachary
Director, Vidya Vanam

Program Details

Program particulars, and other details

Sreevatsa Lunch Box
Saravanampatti - Map

September 12
6 pm - 7:30 pm

Parents and Kids
Registration Mandatory

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

Program Gallery

A photo roll related to the session

North Sentinel Island