Lifelines: a short video documentary from the Indian Himalayas

By David Pearson|June 2, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, South Asia, Unknown|0 comments

Rice winnowing, Uttarakhand, India.

Dr Jane Dyson has just announced the release of her short (15 minute) video documentary, titled Lifelines. Based on long-term ethnographic research in the Indian Himalayas, it is one man’s story of juggling responsibilities and fighting for dreams, both for himself and his community. She plans to add teaching resources to the website soon.

Available online at:

Jane Dyson’s new book [Dyson, J. (2014) Working Childhoods: Youth agency and the environment in India. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107058385.] is on order for the Library.

We already hold her first monograph [Jeffrey, C., and J. Dyson (2008) Telling Young Lives: Portraits of Global Youth. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. 232 pp. ISBN: 1-59213-931-0.], click here to view it on the catalogue.

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Image credit: Yann Forget / CC BY-SA 3.0

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