Abstract no. 453

This paper is based on an ethnographic study on Indian social scientists building an academic career in the United Kingdom. It articulates in-depth interviews and the analysis of texts by those intellectuals in order to access narratives on trajectories, sentiments of...

Abstract no. 429

In contrast to earlier education policies, the New Education Policy of India 2020 seeks to refigure the higher education ecosystem through introduction of greater flexibility and instilling a forward looking momentum to meet the challenges of neoliberal global...

Abstract no. 388

This presentation clarifies how misfortune caused by spiritual being shapes kinship. Previous studies on Tibetan societies have focused on the notion of patrilineal descent as an important element to construct kinship. There is also, however, an important category of...

Abstract no. 344

Kristin Lozanski, in her paper “Defining ‘Real India’: Representations of Authenticity in Independent Travel” (2010), argues that the natives whom tourists want to “befriend” cannot be just any natives – relationship with tourism service providers will be seen as...

Abstract no. 338

A strong relationship between food and ritual has existed in Puri, Odisha, one of the most important pilgrim places in India’s sacred Hindu Geography. The food offering made to Lord Jagannath is transformed as Mahaprasad, greatly valued by Odiyas and other devout...

Abstract no. 326

Rabies is the most lethal infectious disease on Earth and, when it becomes clinically diagnosable, it is incurable. Only preventive dog vaccination and post-exposure human vaccination can stop its spreading and save human and animal lives. In India, rabies kills about...

Abstract no. 101

Social exclusion of tribes is closely related to their marginal status in society. Marginalisation leads to criminalisation among youths in remote and tribal areas of India. Tribal communities can be brought into the mainstream development fold through appropriate...

Abstract no. 56

The origin of ethnographic museums in independent India can be traced back to the year 1950 with the establishment of Museum of Ethnography in the Department of Anthropology at Lucknow University and formation of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society in it.Since...