Events of the Department of Religious Diversity (in descending order)

Speaker: Chris Fuller (London School of Economics) Room: Conference Room Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen

"Anthropology and Government in British India, 1881-1911: Ibbetson and Risley Reconsidered"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2014
  • Date: May 6, 2014
  • Time: 15:30 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Chris Fuller (London School of Economics)
  • Professor Chris Fuller specialises in India. His first fieldwork (1971-2) was in Kerala in southwest India among the Nayars and the Syrian Christians, and his work particularly focused on kinship among the Nayars, famous for their matriliny. From 2003-5, with other colleagues in LSE, Fuller worked on a major research project, sponsored by ESRC, on regionalism, nationalism and globalisation in India, and his research has focused on middle-class company managers and software professionals in the city of Chennai (Madras). From 2005-8, with Haripriya Narasimhan, he carried out an ESRC-sponsored research project on a group of Tamil Brahmans, focusing on this traditional elite‘s modern transformation into a migratory, urbanised, trans-national community. Their book based on this research, Tamil Brahmans: The Making of a Middle-Class Caste, will be published in 2014 by the University of Chicago Press and Social Science Press (New Delhi). Fuller has also researched and written extensively on popular Hinduism and Hindu nationalism, the caste system, the anthropology of the state and other topics. His current research is on the history of the anthropology of India.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
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