ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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"Off the ‘Field’

Could the pandemic-led distancing of the researcher from their field herald a new epistemic turn in the social sciences?

The COVID-19 Pandemic and A New Sociology of Social Distancing

An otherwise socially unacceptable and culturally sensitive phenomenon like social distancing has become a buzzword in everyday discourse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Indian tradition, the practice of reasonable closeness and acceptable physical proximity is valued as against the idea of isolation and social distancing. The upsurge in COVID-19 cases and consequent prescriptions for social distancing have pointed to an interesting and unnoticed sociological consequence of the pandemic alongside its impact on the economy and livelihood.

Integrative Reconciliation: Mothers in the Naga Movement

The violence in the north-east has helped women unite, come forward and revive their traditional role as arbitrators. The Naga Mothers' Association, whose main objective is the eradication of social evils, has been working towards conflict resolution by trying to create a conducive climate for a people-to-people dialogue.
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