Rice Cultures: 5-6 January 2019, Kokrajhar
A two-day workshop, Rice Cultures, was organized at the Science College, Kokrajhar (Assam, India) by Ambedkar University Delhi in collaboration with Humanities across Borders (IIAS, Leiden), and INTACH (Delhi) on 5-6 January 2019. The objective of the workshop was to generate and foster an intercommunity dialogue on rice cultures vis-à-vis four communities of India – Boro, Rabha, Rajbongshi and Santhal.
The workshop was a step towards creating a platform to collate the body of knowledge on rice cultivation in the Northeast and its changing context through a curriculum, a seed bank and district museum. Through rice-scapes, the workshop takes forward the HaB’s programme of creating “collaborative spaces for everyday academic activism. The workshop gave an insight into the ways in which a curriculum can be designed using rice as a tool.