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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

Academic papers

Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on Indian agriculture and identifying sustainable resource thresholds for smallholder farmers. Shruti Bhogal, Sandya NR, Adam S. Green, Anthony M. Whitbread, Kaushal K. Garg, Sandeep Dixit, Kamal Vatta, Cameron A. Petrie (2021), Journal of Agricultural Development and Policy, 31(1):1-13.

Interrogating the MSP Regime, Farm Laws and Agrarian Future in India. Singh P, Bhogal S. Millennial Asia. November 2021. doi:10.1177/09763996211056996

Lipid residues in pottery from the Indus Civilisation in northwest India, Suryanarayan, A., Cubas, M., Craig, O.E., Heron, C.P., Shinde, V., Singh, R.N., O’Connell, T.C., Petrie, C.A., Journal of Archaeological Science, 125:01, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on rural agriculture of Warangal district (Telangana), Sandya NR, Garg, K.K., Green, A.S., Petrie, C.A. and Whitbread, A.M., Journal of Agricultural Development and Policy, 30.2: 75-82, 2021

Mapping past human land use using archaeological data: a new classification for global land use synthesis and data harmonization, Morrison, K.D., Hammer, E., Boles, O., Madella, M., Whitehouse, N., Gaillard-Lemdahl, M.-J., Bates, J., Vander Linden, M., Merlo, S., Yao, A., Popova, L., Hill, A.C., LandCover6k land use participants (including Petrie, C.A.), PLOSOne, 2021

Potential of deep learning segmentation for the extraction of archaeological features from historical map series, Garcia-Molsosa, A., Orengo, H.A., Lawrence, D., Hopper, K., Philip, G. and Petrie, C.A., Archaeological Prospection, 2021

Cereal Grains and Grain Pulses: reassessing the archaeobotany of the Indus Civilisation and Painted Grey Ware period occupation at Alamgirpur, Bates, J., Petrie, C.A., Ballantyne, R., Lancelotti, C., Pathak, A., Saraswat, K.S. and Singh R.N., Indian Journal of Archaeology, 2021

Seeking sustainable pathways for fostering agricultural transformation in peninsular India, Anantha, K.H., Garg, K.K., Petrie, C.A. and Dixit, S., Environmental Research Letters, 2021

Can crop diversification be widely adopted to solve the water crisis in Punjab? Bhogal S and Vatta K, Current Science, 120 (8), 2021

Revisiting settlement contemporaneity and exploring stability and instability: case-studies from the Indus Civilisation, Petrie, C.A. and Lynam, F., Journal of Field Archaeology, 45.1: 1-15, 2020.

Automated detection of archaeological mounds using machine learning classification of multi-sensor and multi-temporal satellite data, Orengo, H.A., Conesa, F., Garcia-Molsosa, A., Lobo, A., Green, A.S. Madella, M. and Petrie, C.A., PNAS, 2020

Carbon and nitrogen isotopic variability in foxtail millet (Setaria italica) with watering regime, Lightfoot, E. Üstünkaya, M.C., Przelomska, N., O’Connell, T.C., Hunt, H.V, Jones, M.K. and Petrie, C.A., Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2020

Feeding the herds: stable isotope analysis of animal diet and its implications for understanding social organisation in the Indus Civilisation, Northwest India, Lightfoot E., Jones, P.J., Jogelkar P.P., Tames-Demauras, M., Smith, E., Muschinski, J., Shinde, V., Singh, R.N., O’Connell, T.C., and Petrie, C.A., Archaeological Research in Asia, 24: 100212, 2020

An interdisciplinary framework for using archaeology, history and collective action to enhance India’s agricultural resilience and sustainability, Green, A.S., Dixit, S., Garg, K., Sandya NR, Singh, G., Vatta, K., Whitbread, A., Jones, M.K., Singh, R.N., and Petrie, C.A., Environmental Research Letters [ERL] Special Issue ‘Focus on Social Resilience to Climate Changes Over the Past 5000 Years’, 2020

Cross-validating precipitation datasets in the Indus River Basin, Baudouin, J.-P., Herzog, M., and Petrie, C.A., Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), 24: 427–450, 2020

Contribution of cross-mountain moisture transport to precipitation in the upper Indus River Basin, Baudouin, J.-P., Herzog, M., and Petrie, C.A., Monthly Weather Review, 148.7: 2801-2818, 2020

How to ‘downsize’ a complex society: an agent-based modelling approach to assess the resilience of Indus Civilisation settlements to past climate change, Angourakis, A., Bates, J., Baudouin, J.-P., Giesche, A., Ustunkaya, M.C., Wright, N., Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A., 2020. ERL Special Issue ‘Focus on Social Resilience to Climate Changes Over the Past 5000 Years’, 2020

Debt and inequality: Comparing the “means of specification” in the early cities of Mesopotamia and the Indus civilization, Green AS, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 60, 101232, 2020

An interdisciplinary framework for using archaeology, history and collective action to enhance India's agricultural resilience and sustainability, Green AS, Dixit S, Garg K, Sandya NR, Singh G, Vatta K, Whitbread A, Jones MK, Singh RN, Petrie CA, Environmental Research Letters, 15(10), 105021, 2020

Automated detection of archaeological mounds using machine-learning classification of multisensor and multitemporal satellite data, Orengo HA, Conesa FC, Garcia-Molsosa A, Lobo A, Green AS, Madella M, Petrie CA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(31), 18240-18250, 2020

Mapping archaeology while mapping an empire: using historical maps to reconstruct settlement landscapes in India and Pakistan, Petrie, C.A., Orengo, H., Green, A.S., Walker, J.R., Garcia, A., Conesa, F., Knox, J.R. and Singh, R.N., Geosciences 9.1:11 (1-26), 2019

‘We are inheritors of a rural civilisation’: rural complexity and the ceramic economy in the Indus Civilisation in northwest India, Parikh, D. and Petrie, C.A., World Archaeology 51.2: 252-272, 2019

Geoarchaeological insights into the location of Indus settlements on the plains of northwest India, Neogi, S., French, C.A.I., Durcan, J., Singh, R.N. and Petrie, C.A., Quaternary Research 94: 137-155, 2019

Re-discovering dynamic ancient landscapes: archaeological survey of mound features from historical maps in northwest India and their implications for the large-scale distribution of settlements in South Asia, Green, A.S., Singh, R.N., Alam, A., Garcia, A., Green, L.M., Conesa, F., Orengo, H.A., Ranjan A., and Petrie, C.A., Remote Sensing 11(18), 2089, 2019

Indian winter and summer monsoon strength over the 4.2 ka BP event in foraminifer isotope records from the Indus River delta in the Arabian Sea, Giesche, A., Staubwasser, M., Petrie, C.A., and Hodell, D.A, Climate of the Past 15: 73-90, 2019

Remote Sensing and historical morphodynamics of alluvial plains: the 1909 Indus flood and the city of Dera Ghazi Khan (Province of Punjab, Pakistan), Garcia, A., Orengo, H.A., Conesa, F.C., Green, A.S. and Petrie, C.A., Geosciences 9.1.21 (1-26), 2019

Barley heads east: Genetic analyses reveal routes of spread through diverse Eurasian landscapes, Lister DL, Jones H, Oliveira HR, Petrie CA, Liu X, Cockram J, Kneale CJ, Kovaleva O, Jones MK, PLoS One, e0196652, 13 (7), 2018

Policy briefs

Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Punjab Agriculture, Kamal Vatta, Shruti Bhogal, Cameron A Petrie, Adam S Greens & Sandeep Dixit, CDEIS Policy Brief Series on Punjab Economy, October 2020

Book chapters

Vatta K., Bhogal S., Petrie C.A., Greens A.S., Dixit S. (2021) Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Punjab Agriculture. In: Singh S., Singh L., Vatta K. (eds) Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

Singh S., Singh L., Vatta K. (2021) Covid-19 Pandemic and Sustainability of Punjab Economy. In: Singh S., Singh L., Vatta K. (eds) Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.


Sukhpal Singh, Lakhwinder Singh and Kamal Vatta, COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Development, Springer.