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3 POSTS 0 COMMENTSI am a Researcher working on a Migration Study project in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and North East Network, Guwahati. I have been working on academic researchprojects since the last two years. Before this I have worked in North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati where I worked on a Customary Laws of the tribes in North East India. I am ardent enthusiast in learning and writing on gender, society, culture and politics and have written and published some manuscripts and papers during my tenure in the field of research. I have also participated in activist research works being a part of North East Network.
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