The Thing About Ethnographies and Mayabandar

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Shiba Desor is a social scientist who worked with the Karen community in the middle Andamans to set up the Andaman Karen Crafts initiative, a cooperative to promote cultural continuity and environmental conservation through weaving, artisanal crafts, tree nurseries and a local-cuisine restaurant. Shiba has previously worked with forest rights policy and livelihoods as well, and now continues to look inwards about how best to help and aid local communities sustain themselves and, perhaps, thrive.