Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Book Adda featuring Bhrigupati Singh's Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India

Friday, April 3, 2015

2 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Commentators:

Amanda Anderson, Brown University

Leela Gandhi, Brown University

Sudipta Kaviraj, Columbia University

Michael T. Taussig, Columbia University

Bhrigupati Singh completed his PhD in anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and is currently an assistant professor of anthropology at Brown and a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute.

He has published numerous articles on issues of religion, politics, media and popular culture, and has recently completed a book titled Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Contemporary Rural India (University Of Chicago Press, March 2015), and a co-edited volume titled The Ground Between: Anthropological Engagements with Philosophy (Duke University Press, 2014). His most recent articles include "Agonistic Intimacy and Moral Aspiration in Popular Hinduism: A Study in the Political Theology of the Neighbor" in American Ethnologist, "Frugality and Excess in Gandhi, Thoreau and Nietzsche: An Essay in Geo-Philosophy" in Borderlands, and an article in Cultural Anthropology titled "The Headless Horseman of Central India: Sovereignty at Varying Thresholds of Life."

Center for Contemporary South Asia