A short video commentary by Dr Maya Dodd, FLAME University, India on ‘The Climate of History: Four Theses’ by Dipesh Chakrabarty. This video commentary summarizes Dipesh Chakrabarty’s essay on the link between history, literature and climate change. Dodd summarizes the four theses posed by Chakrabarty in his essay.
Students will learn about the link between climate change and history of the human species and the planet. They will specifically learn about the ‘Anthropocene’ and the four theses that Dipesh Chakraborty poses to better understand the evolution of human history and the environment.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the link between human history and environmental history.
- What are the four theses posed by Dipesh Chakrabarty in his essay?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||A Commentary By Maya Dodd on Dipesh Chakrabarty’s ‘The Climate of History: Four Theses’|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Anthropocene, History, Literature, Fiction, Non-fiction, Environmental Humanities|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society, Climate and the Anthroposphere|
|Type of tool||Video/ Micro Lecture (5 min 30 secs)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Dr. Maya Dodd, FLAME University, Pune, India for TROP ICSU by Science Media Centre, IISER Pune|
|Hosted at||TROP ICSU|