Letters from the field

This page is devoted to fresh reports from the field. Here we exemplify the kinds of observations we make, the questions we ponder and the tentative analytical direction we envision.

Published Dec. 10, 2019 3:22 PM

At the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1949, Kathinka Frøystad, Professor of Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Oslo, was invited to share her reflections on this important document at a symposium at the Embassy of India in Oslo. Below is the full manuscript of the talk. 

Published May 2, 2019 1:39 PM

As a short woman, Radhika Chopra had to rely on her camera when documenting the Ravidas parade in Amritsar. Read on for an intriguing reflection on the role of cameras when researching minority religious movements such as Ravidassia of India.