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Conversation on South Asia: Life Beyond Waste

Join us for Waqas Butt's exploration of "Life Beyond Waste" analyzing transformations in Lahore through the lens of waste materials and the lives of those who work with them.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Virtual Webinar
Intended Audience(s): Public
Registration required.

Announcing the eighth book event on South Asia-related topics held by Dartmouth College. 

Conversations on South Asia Series  

Waqas Butt, “Life Beyond Waste: Work and Infrastructure in Urban Pakistan'', April 30th, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (EST). 

You are formally invited to an engaging Zoom book event featuring author Waqas Butt. In his new book, Butt explores the profound transformations in Lahore through the lens of waste materials and the lives of those who toil with them. Join us for a captivating webinar in which the author discusses the central role of waste work in organizing and transforming the city, examining historical moments from the colonial period to the present.

 Book Spotlight: “Life Beyond Waste: Work and Infrastructure in Urban Pakistan'' by Waqas Butt
 Date: April 30th, 2024
 Time: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM EST
 Virtual Zoom 
 Register Here
: https://forms.gle/NmftJxNJAvPbctBh9

Butt's historical and ethnographic account, informed by conversations about changing configurations of work and labor under capitalism, utilizes a theoretical framework of reproduction to trace how life in Lahore, organized around caste-based relations, has become embedded in infrastructures across Pakistan. The discussion will center around the critical assessment of processes reproducing life in the city along the lines of caste, class, and religion, constitutive features of urbanization across South Asia. 

Waqas Butt, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Joel Lee, Assistant Professor, Williams College
Nikhil Anand, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania 


Sponsored by the Department of Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL) and the Bodas Family Endowment for South Asian Studies at Dartmouth College. 
QR code (leads to registration form) on the poster.  

For more information, contact:
South Asian Studies

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.