Mallika Shakya is an economic anthropologist with a PhD from LSE, and postdoctorals from Oxford and Pretoria. She works on industrialisation, socio-economic embeddedness and labour. She examined the rise and fall of readymade garment industry in Nepal between 2001 and 2011, which exposed her to the turbulent national politics rooted in the Maoist movement in Nepal during that time. Her current research examines the nature of overlap between economy and society, including the role of grassroots-level social movements in envisioning a national trajectory on development and prosperity. She have been part of Nepal’s civil society movement on democratisation, especially those concentrating on women’s rights and social equality. Lately she has begun to take interest in the meaning of South Asia, and its interface with the Global South. Prior to joining academia, she worked for the World Bank and UNICEF for about fourteen years, where she advised governments in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe on their economic and social policies and programmes.
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Series on Disaster and its Aftermath (Tuesday, 3:00pm)
26 May 2015
Marwari Trade and Charity in the Time of Crisis: Reflecting on Earthquakes and ‘Naya Nepal(s)’
Mallika Shakya, Anthropologist, South Asian University, India