Presentation/ The Last Wave/ Pankaj Sekhsaria


Pankaj Sekhsaria is a member of the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh where he works on issues of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also edits the bi-monthly newsletter, the Protected Area Update. He is a freelance journalist, photographer and author, most recently, of The Last Wave – an island novel, a story based in the Andaman Islands.

He has just finished his doctoral work in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Maastricht University, Netherlands, where he investigated scientific research practices in five nanotechnology laboratories in India, titled ‘Enculturing Innovation – Indian engagements with nanotechnology’.

The presentation will be the story of two parallel journeys – one is of the geology, ecology and history of the islands; the other is his own journey of travelling and discovering the islands.