Having a good relationship with a local NGO helped me participate in severalevents not strictly related to my research. Seen above, women dancing on Women\’s Day to kill time before the formal event began. They sang local songs,spun in giddy circles and all in all entertained everyone around! The doing of research is something thatContinue reading “Researcher’s social capital: Liaising with local actors for effective ethnographic research”
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PhD Tips: Second Year or Fieldwork as a Planned Adventure
When I wrote out tips for First year PhD students, I didn\’t realise it would become the most viewed post on my blog (nearly 1200 views to date!). Between picking up a new job, relocating back to India, and getting used to post-PhD life (who knew I\’d miss it so?!), I found myself going throughContinue reading “PhD Tips: Second Year or Fieldwork as a Planned Adventure”
Book Review | Boundaries Undermined (The Ruins of Progress on the Bangladesh-India Border)
What do Bangladesh-India geopolitics, an 8 feet tall fence, cross-border coal mining, eunuchs, and neoliberalism have in common? To find the answer to that, read my review at the LSE Review of Books of Delwar Hussain\’s thought-provoking and brilliantly researched book Boundaries Undermined, The Ruins of Progress on the Bangladesh-India Border. Hurst Publishers, 256 pp.