Skip to main content

Doing Ethnography in Eastern India – Sampurna Das and Amrita DasGupta

March 1, 2022

In this podcast, Rituparna from Doing Sociology spoke to Sampurna Das and Amrita DasGupta. Sampurna Das is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Sampurna’s doctoral work looks at life in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. It is an ethnographic work focused on the issues of water and land governance and agrarian relations within the broader context of environment and development discourses. Amrita DasGupta is a Ph.D. scholar in the Gender Studies Department, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her Ph.D. deals with Indo-Bangladesh water borders and human trafficking.