About the Book
This revised edition examines conceptual and contextual analysis of social anthropology developed in India in seven chapters. It deals with the issues regarding authenticity, the relation between social anthropology and modernity, the question of what constitutes an intellectual tradition, and the political plenitude of social science concepts which not only capture the intellectual climate in the country but also show the complex interrelations between scholars who have been socialized in different traditions of scholarship. Author has taken special pain to correct all major and minor mistakes and incorporated all necessary suggestions and comments of the readers in second edition. We hope that the complex relations between theory and ethnography, and between space and place, will be evident in these chapters that follow and will inform the theory and practice of this discipline both within and outside the country.
About the Author
K.S. Krishna Rao, born in Warangal and educated in Kakatiya University, is a dynamic scholar of social anthropology who has presented papers and presided several regional and national seminars. He has also published research papers in national journals. Presently, he is working as a senior research fellow of anthropology in exchange program with Armstrong State University of Georgia, USA.