Dolly’s book uses ethnographic prism to analyse socio-economic complexity of northeast India

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MELBOURNE, 28 May 2019: ‘Living with Oil and Coal – Resource Politics and Militarization in Northeast India’ by Dolly Kikon was released today at the Australia India Institute (AII), Melbourne University. Among those present included Dr. Erin Fitz-Henry, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, Professor Craig Jeffrey is Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute and Professor Robin Jeffery.

Dolly provided a short introduction to the book before turning to the floor for a question and answer session. She also read out important portions of the book.”This book is a stepping stone for further research on the subject”, Dolly said. She explained how Oil disappeared from the scene and was replaced by Tea around 1984.

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An introduction of the subject by Prof. Craig Jeffery was handy and Dolly’s answers to many penetrating questions revealing.

Dolly Kikon is a senior lecturer in the Anthropology and Development Studies Program at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Life and Dignity: Women’s Testimonies of Sexual Violence in Dimapur (Nagaland) and Experiences of Naga Women in Armed Conflict: Narratives from a Militarized Society.

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