Shilpa Dahake

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellow


PhD (2015-present), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

MSc Anthropology, 2014, University of Pune, India

Bachelor of Architecture, 2012, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

Research Interests

My doctoral research is exploring the interactions of the cultural-religious, the political-economic and the ecological dimensions of Godavari River in the city of Nashik in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Broadly, investigating how the multiple perspectives of a natural resources overlap, contradict, challenge and support each other, thus shaping the urban landscape, producing socio-spatial inequalities and ecological challenges in cities.

Selected Publications

Dahake, S. (2018). Taming Godavari River: Navigating through religious, developmental, and environmental narratives. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 5(5), e1297.

Dahake, S. (2018). Epidemic of Urban Floods. Economic & Political Weekly, 53(7), 23.


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