Dr Sriya Iyer was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2003) to work on ‘Religion, inequality and fertility in South India’. Here she describes one aspect of her research.
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Published in Review, Issue 7.
As India seeks to define its identity in its 70th anniversary, Bihani Sarkar reveals that it has always been the subject of myth-making.
Dr Mark Harris, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, uses two forms of ethnographic writing to explore the historical and social identity of a village of fisherpeople who live in Parú on the banks of the Amazon. He intersperses analytical chapters with narrative sections that describe more freely what people do and how they do it. In these edited extracts, he considers the importance of kinship.