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    Taste so Good! Celebrating Bambooshoot
    Kikon, D (RAIOT, 2020-09-18)
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    Gendering Infrastructure in Northeast India
    Kikon, D (Heinrich Boll Foundation, 2019)
    Why do we need a gender perspective on infrastructure in Northeast India? Policy documents, vision statements, and livelihood programmes, including various agencies and key actors underline the significance of building or improving infrastructure in the region to transform lives of people. This is a genuine case for thousands of inhabitants across villages and towns who are unable to access basic health, education and economic needs. In this context, the basic concept of understanding infrastructure is often centred on connectivity or networks and matters that create the conditions for the movement of people and goods. In this essay, I offer how ongoing developments and aspirations on the ground transform gender relations. Across Northeast India, when people demand for “infrastructure” they generally refer to roads, bridges, schools and clinics. There are aspirations for houses and materials such as water supply and electricity as well. Such processes allow us to move from conceptualising infrastructure from abstract ideas to into providing tangible and concrete evidences on the ground. These materials, as anthropologists have shown, are powerful tools of thinking about the transformation in our lives. As people begin to attach their aspirations, dreams, and failures to roads, bridges, power supplies, machines, planes and buses, we also witness how they deeply share the social, economic and political lives of people. These connections and relations that are formed as a consequence of these connections and networks are often fragile and constantly evolving (Appel, Anand, Gupta 2015)...
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    Celebrating Asian Studies in Australia
    Kikon, D ; Jurriens, Edwin, ; Dragojlovic, Ana, (International Institute for Asian Studies., 2017)
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    From the Heart to the Plate: Dog Meat Debate in Dimapur
    Kikon, D ; McDuie-Ra, Duncan, (International Institute for Asian Studies., 2017)
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    Shifting Grounds? State and Market in the Uplands of Northeast India
    KIKON, D ; Erik de Maaker, D ; Sanjay Barbora, P (International Institut, 2016)
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    Tribal Migrants in Global India
    KIKON, D (Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, 2016)
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