Anthropology in the East: Founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology

Anthropology in the East: Founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology

By: Satish Deshpande (author), Nandini Sundar (editor), Patricia Uberoi (editor)Hardback

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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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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.


List of IllustrationsPrefaceNotes on Contributors1. Introduction: The Professionalization of Indian Anthropology and Sociology: People, Places and InstitutionsPatricia Uberoi, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, Satish Deshpande, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and Nandini Sundar, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University2. Anthropology as 'Ananthropology': L.K. Ananthakrishna Iyer (1861-1937), Colonial Anthropology, and the 'Native Anthropologist' as PioneerKalpana Ram, Macquarie University, Sydney3. The Nationalist Sociology of Benoy Kumar SarkarRoma Chatterji, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University4. Recasting the Oraons and the 'Tribe': Sarat Chandra Roy's AnthropologySangeeta Dasgupta, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan5. Patrick Geddes: Sociologist, Environmentalist and Town PlannerIndra Munshi, University of Mumbai6. The Idea of Indian Society: G.S. Ghurye and the Making of Indian SociologyCarol Upadhya, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore7. Search for Synthesis: The Sociology of D.P. MukerjiT. N. Madan, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi8. The Anthropologist as 'Scientist'? Nirmal Kumar BosePradip Kumar Bose, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta9. Between Anthropology and Literature: The Ethnographies of Verrier ElwinRamachandra Guha, Independent Scholar, Bangalore10. In the Cause of Anthropology: The Life and Work of Irawati KarveNandini Sundar, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University11. Towards a Praxiological Understanding of Indian Society: The Sociology of A.R. DesaiSujata Patel, University of Pune12. Ties that Bind: Tribe, Village, Nation and S. C. DubeSaurabh Dube,. Center for Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City13. Fashioning a Postcolonial Discipline: M. N. Srinivas and Indian SociologySatish Deshpande, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi UniversityIndex

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  • publication date: 15/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781905422777
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781905422777
  • weight: 876
  • ISBN10: 1905422776

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