Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The South Asian Studies Program will present a lecture by Dr. D. R. Purohit entitled "Tourism and Environmental Challenges in the Central Himalayas" on Thursday, April 4, from 4:30-6 p.m. in 203 Becker Communications Bldg.  This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. D. R. Purohit, the most eminent scholar and public persona in the culture, arts, and literature of the Indian central Himalayas, will speak on the history of tourism in the Himalayas, the relationship between pilgrimage and tourism, the environmental impact of modern tourism on the ecology of the Himalayas, and suggestions for future action. 

Dr. D. R. Purohit retired in 2018 as professor of English and folklore at HNB Garhwal University in Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. A noted playwright, actor, literary scholar, linguist, and a promethean figure in Himalayan culture, he has served on the board of numerous Himalayan environmental action organizations for several decades. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Frederick M. Smith in advance at frederick-smith@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2178.