How an experiment opens up new ways of engaging with one’s subject and invites to reflect on practices of fieldwork

Interviews from field work usually end up being sifted to help build up the researcher’s argument. Mobile Girls Koottam’ by Madhumita Dutta proves that needn’t always be the case, writes Karuna Dietrich Wielenga, Faculty, Azim Premji University, in The Wire.

The Wire-30 July 2022

Karuna Dietrich Wielenga is a historian. She teaches at Azim Premji University and is Research Associate, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, Oxford University.