We are pleased to announce the launch of the Indian regional chapter of MarSocSci. Embraced by the Indian ocean, the 7516.6 km of the Indian coastline touches 13 states and union territories with the Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea flanked to the left; and the Arabian sea to its right. Over thousands of years sailors and fishermen has called this water spaces there home and have harvested the immeasurable resources of flora and fauna of this tropical waterscape. This waterscape is an agentive entity, and the environment, the animals and it’s features shapes the lives of the humans sustaining around it, as much it is shaped by the varied anthropogenic activities taking part in and around it. Hence to understand and bring positive chance to the marine environment this dynamic relationship has to be explored, and that is were social sciences need to play as significant part as natural sciences. The aim of the Indian chapter of MarSocSci is to bring attention to these interactions from a social scientific and interdisciplinary perspective.
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