Sometimes while I am neck-deep in human rights reports from the Hampi Bazaar demolition, juggling Hindi and English during an informant interview in Delhi, or falling down the digital rabbit-hole of corporate linkages, I realize how slippery the category of “cultural heritage” can be–and, as such, how complicated it can be to appropriately manage it. […]
Posts by Kathryn Kalady Osowski
Kathryn "Kalady" Osowski is a second year M.A. student in the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Studies department. Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she now works alongside Dr. Lynn Meskell in various projects to investigate the notable shift in archaeological site management in India over the past decade. Currently, Kalady is working to untangle and map the linkages between states' "soft" diplomacy efforts, neoliberal corporate/social initiatives, and transnational NGO work in South Asian conservation spaces. Some of her broader research interests include the commercialization, conservation, consumption of South Asian culture; India's thriving digital culture; the cycle of art looting; and the waste management in Bangladesh.