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.


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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