Aaron McMullin lived in India from August 2011 to September 2012. She received a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant to study cotton farming and the modernization of agriculture in India . She lived in Pune for 6 months while studying Marathi. From February 2012 to September 2012 Aaron lived in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, working directly with cotton farmers and exploring the impacts of new technology and growing a commodity to be sold on the global market. This blog chronicles her time there as well as personal thoughts and experiences related to her research on cotton farming in India.

If you are interested in getting in touch with her further for more information or to collaborate, feel free to email her (aaronrosestudio@gmail.com).

This is not an official Department of State website. The views and information presented are my own and do not represent the Fulbright Program or the Department of State.

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  1. Hi.. I accidently surfed this blog and found very interesting. I would like to know the outcome of all your efforts. It is not easy task to change economy and after understanding also it is not easy to change all that. If it only academic purpose , enjoy your stay .. I hope your host are kind enough to do more than required.

    I am from Amravati and doing job at Surat ( Gujarat). Though i am comfortable position at Surat but my heart burn after reading/watching suscide news. There is very miserable feeling. Surprisinly my land was taken by Govt under ceiling act. Sometime i wonder , is it blessing in disguise !!

    Any way I will give more detail after getting reply. Best of luck. Accept my sorry if you come across any probles at Vidarbha

  2. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading through your blog. I’m (very slowly) trying to learn some Marathi, so I enjoyed hearing about your efforts and seeing if I could understand the bits of Marathi you put in. It was interesting to learn about the lives of farmers as well.

  3. I had read your interview in Sakal daily. I am very much agree with your findings about farmers suicides. many of social workers who worked for the farmers are knows these facts but our system(Govt.) is not ready take any action because political personals in the country need to see same picture years long because of vote politics.

    let it be, I must congratulate you for your research work. I will will further interested to know about your details research. I hope you will reply to this how can I will able to knoe about your research. I hope we people are made use of it to change current phenomena.

    Thanks a lot.


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