From this week we bring you a special series on the Academic Expat. We have a number of interviews with people who are here on the Fulbright scholarship, where we spoke to them about their work, what made them come to India, and some of their perceptions and experiences.
We discovered that in a lot of cases, the focused and involved nature of their work has over the course of time made them interact very closely with Indian families, manage projects on the field and thereby witness the country in a different life to the professional urban expat.
This week we feature Claire Snell-Rood, who is completing her Phd research in India. Claire is researching how women in slums in Delhi promote health and what they think health is. She spends a lot of her time in a slum community in Okhla in Delhi where she works very closely with the families there.
In this show, Claire talks about communicating with people for her research, how she has begun to understand community dynamics and what she has taken away from her experiences in the country.