Abdul Aijaz

Doctoral candidate in Geography and English at Indiana University, Bloomington

I am a doctoral candidate in Geography and English at Indiana University, Bloomington. My research explores different ideas of water and rivers in the Indus Basin. Using postcolonial ecocritical and new materialist theories, I try to understand the simultaneous instantiation of the Indus rivers as gods and machines in colonial and postcolonial India and Pakistan. This research  also asks the crucial questions about knowledge production and power relations on local and global scales. By using fiction, folklore, and scientific texts together, this project destabilizes the fact-fiction and word-world binaries to make the deity in the machine visible.