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Social Anthropology:


Rishabh Raghavan

Rishabh Raghavan
Rishabh Raghavan
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Citizenship, Criminality, Bureaucracy, Police, Energy & Infrastructure, illegality, thermal power plants, Tamil Nadu

This research project aims to identify and explore the relationships between diverse actors and everyday infrastructures and networks of electricity, asking when in particular such interactions are understood to be illicit, illegitimate or/and criminal. Through extended qualitative research methods with the actors involved in the negotiations of electricity and its infrastructures (Thermal power plants) in Chennai and other locations in Tamil Nadu, India, the project attempts to articulate the socio-material politics associated with legitimising and resisting electricity and its infrastructures in the state. Thus, the project will also explore the translation of legal frameworks that interact with electricity and its infrastructures, exploring the organization of people and things that are attached to the same.