In this post, I am taking a slight detour from the front-line space(s) that has been the subject of my previous blogs – or rather, I am expanding the term itself into a different site of research.
As the title suggests, my primary interlocutors are changing as well.
Of course, to those of you who are aware, the title is stylised after Bernard Cohn’s book An Anthropologist among Historians (a text which I haven’t yet read. That’s where the similarity begins and ends).
The researchers I am referring to are the people engaged in the various projects and interventions that are run by the different programmes of the NGO across Mumbai, and in domains other than violence (like maternal and neonatal health, nutrition).
The moments and spaces where I am among them – and the kind of epistemological exercises we are engaged in – is the core concern of this…
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