Karkala: Cashews in the Making

This past Friday our¬†field visit took us to learn about the occupational hazards that face workers in the cashew industry in South India, with special attention paid to issues regarding contact dermatitis.¬†This factory is one of the largest in the area, with Karkala housing 10 cashew factories. It is the largest exporter to numerous countries … Continue reading

Karkala and Moodabidri: Jainism Explored

The trip for our Contemporary Indian Society class, to Karkala and Moodabidri were stunning. It was exactly what I had wanted to see when I was going to India. Here is some context and pictures for the sites! We first visited Karkala, a town just 30km from Udupi (where Manipal is located). There we first … Continue reading