Anthropology in the East by Satish Deshpande
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Anthropology in the East
By Satish Deshpande

Anthropology in the East

The Founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology

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Anthropology in the East by Satish Deshpande

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Anthropology and sociology have long histories in India. Yet, with the exception of fieldwork experience, there is little research available on the institutional and material contexts of these disciplines or on the practices of pioneering anthropologists and sociologists. Filling this important gap, this book spans a century of life and work, from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and focuses on scholars with varying research trajectories. It shows how local influences and personalities played a major role in shaping the field and it examines their common concern with nation-building, social reform and the value of science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905422784
ISBN-10: 1905422784
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 142mm x 29mm)
Pages: 568
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Satish Deshpande

Patricia Uberoi is Honorary Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and author of Freedom and Destiny: Gender, Family and Popular Culture in India. Nandini Sundar is Professor of Sociology, Delhi University, and co-editor of Contributions to Indian Sociology. Satish Deshpande has taught at the Dept of Anthropology, University of Chicago.

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