Ashish Kulkarni and Aadisht Khanna talked about Locust, a book by Jeffrey Lockwood that discusses the science and history behind locust infestations in the United States of America more than a hundred years ago; and discovered that there’s much more to the book than locusts.
This episode was recorded on 12 May 2020, about three weeks before the first swarms of locusts reached India; and so does not discuss the problems India has faced with locusts in the last couple of weeks.
What We Talked About
We remembered these connections after we recorded our conversation.
Goodreads: Amsterdam by Russel Shorto, for more reading related to Vermeer and Amsterdam’s position at the centre of global trade