Tag: Testimonials

Anja Petschel – MA in Sociology, graduated from University of Bielefeld, Germany


I came to Kolkata in July 2010 for doing a three months research on Muslims in India, their identity construction/ negotiations of belonging and the question of Affirmative Action. Another researcher introduced me to Md. Alamgir, one of the founders of Tiljala Shed, and he as well as his son Shafkat and the whole team of Tiljala Shed gave me a warm welcome and helped me a lot with my research. They introduced me into Kolkata’s Muslim community, provided important contacts for interviews, accompanied me to the slums and bustees and gave me deep insights into the lifeworlds of Muslims in Kolkata as well as into the work of Tiljala Shed. Read More