ICAS 2017 - Dr Yamini Narayanan

2017 ICAS OCEANIA CONFERENCE - Forging Alliances and Intersections 
Dr Yamini Narayanan on Cow Protectionism And Indian Animal Advocacy

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Dr Yamini Narayanan is an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Senior Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.

Her work explores the notion that that religion influences urban development in India, and must inform policy. India's scale and speed of urbanisation makes its sustainable urban development critical globally, yet modernist urban planning has failed to address slum growth, poverty, gender inequality and ecological crises.

More recently, her research has begun investigate to the ways in which animals – particularly those regarded as heritage or sacred icons in India, such as cattle – are invoked as symbols of human identity politics and/or as resources for growth in cities. Animals have a significant yet invisible role of in city building, and urban religion can be complicit in enabling animal exploitation for urban development. Her work now also seeks to develop frameworks for multi-species inclusive urban planning

Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Dr Yamini Narayanan http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/yamini-narayanan

Dr Yamini Narayanan article Dairy, Death and Dharma:The devastation of cow protectionism in India https://www.animalliberationcurrents.com/dairy-death-dharma/