Tanya Matthan, Geography Postdoc, Discusses the Changing Landscape for Farmers in India

August 31, 2022

Tanya Matthan

"[Risk] permeates the economy, but also intimate relations within family. And so while I was interested in using risk as a sort of analytical lens into agrarian change, what I found was as with the use of the term “tension,” the term “risk” was used all the time in rural India. So everything was understood in terms of, what is the risk of this?

Tanya Matthan, Geography Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Scholar, was featured on the Social Science Matrix podcast. In the interview, Matthan, as well as Anthropology Assistant Professor Aarti Sethi, discuss the way that the contemporary agrarian crisis in India has reshaped lives of ordinary people and the contemporary crisis' history in the Green Revolution and colonial production processes.