Book Event: Dilip da Cunha's "The Invention of Rivers : Alexander's Eye and Ganga's Descent"

Class of 1978 Pavilion
Kislak Center
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th Floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Invention of Rivers Dilip da Cunha

presentation & conversation


The Invention of Rivers :  Alexander's Eye and Ganga's Descent 

Featuring more than 150 illustrations, many in color, The Invention of Rivers integrates history, art, cultural studies, hydrology, and geography to tell the story of how rivers have been culturally constructed as lines granted special roles in defining human habitation and everyday practice.

Full Description and Table of Contents

This event is sponsored by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Center for Ancient Studies at Penn, and the Penn South Asia Center.

Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)