The Anthropologist and the Native: Essays for Gananath Obeyesekere

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H. L. Seneviratne
Anthem Press, 2011 - Religion - 493 pages

'The Anthropologist and the Native' is a collection of twenty essays by internationally known scholars of different persuasions, honouring the distinguished anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere. The essays are arranged in six sections covering a range of topics that reflect Obeyesekere's wide interests, making it a truly multidisciplinary volume. The areas covered include the Indian tradition and its representation, textual elucidation, renunciation, and the transformaion of Buddhism.

 

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Contents

Editors Note
11
the anthropoLogiSt and the natiVe
12
John neMec
35
pATrick olivelle
65
caSte KinShip Land and community
101
JAMES BRow
125
ARJUN APPADURAI
163
SENEVIRATNE
179
DONALD K SWEARER
273
WENDY DONIGER
293
K1TsIR1 MALALGODA
317
RoM1LA THAPAR
349
ArJun gunerATne
397
ABdelMAJid hAnnouM
423
sTirrAT dinAh rAJAk
445
MArk whiTAker
471

PETER VAN DER VEER
203
BUDDHISM TRANSFORMED
217
STEVEN KEMPER
247
List of Contributors
487
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H. L. Seneviratne is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia.

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