Thursday, May 19, 2005

First steps on the field

I sincerely thank Dr.Mizan for introducing me to the field…We were taken to a village which comprised of both Hindus and Muslims and were made to extricate some information concerning the Human Rights situation there. All seemed to be hunky dory. But interacting with ‘real people’ on a legion of issues was a very rewarding experience. I would never forget the interview with one Hindu family in particular. Being close to the border, many of the marriages in this family had taken place in families in Tripura, India.
The field research methods learnt there proved to be of immense help when I undertook a project on the Bengali Refugees in Chhattisgarh…I am still working on that.

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