My current research explores the interaction of the cultural-religious, the political-economic and the ecological dimensions of the Godavari River in Nashik city in Maharashtra. Broadly, investigating how the multiple perspectives of a natural resource overlap, contradict, challenge and support each other, thus shaping the urban landscape and producing socio-spatial inequalities.
Apart from this, associated with the ‘Reconnecting with Godavari’ which is a public forum working towards increasing public participation within the riverscape governance.
List of Publications:
Dahake, S. 2018. Taming Godavari River: Navigating through Religious, Developmental and Environmental Narratives. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/wat2.1297
Dahake, S. 2018. Epidemic of Urban Floods: Politics, Development and Ecology. Economic and Political Weekly, 53:7, pp 23-26. http://www.epw.in/journal/2018/7/commentary/epidemic-urban-floods.html?0=ip_login_no_cache%3Dbfa0834c6d94b7d1de277843bc43be77
Dahake, S. 2017. Godavari: Worshiped, Destroyed & Forgotten River of Nashik. Blog post on South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People. https://sandrp.in/2017/12/24/godavari-worshiped-destroyed-forgotten-river-of-nashik/
Dahake, S. 2016. Nashik: From Kumbh city to Smart city. Featured on web portal of AHRC and ICHR funded Utopian Cities Project. https://utopiancities.wordpress.com/cities-2/nashik/
Affiliation: Doctoral Candidate, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IISER Mohali and public forum of ‘Reconnecting with Godavari’ in Nashik