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Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant, 2012

In 2011, I received a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant and a Critical Language Enhancement Award to study cotton farming in India. I spent 6 months in Pune, studying Marathi at the American Institute for Indian Studies. From February to September 2012, I lived in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra and worked directly with cotton farmers. I lived with the Atram family in Mulgavhan, Maharashtra, where I explored the impacts of new technologies on farmers and their communities. Though my Marathi was very limited, I was able to connect with so many people in Mulgavhan using my camera. It became a bridge for my language gap. This series is a small selection of photographs from Mulgavhan. You can read more about my research here.

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