South Asian Oral Traditions

Oral Tradition Volume 12, Number 1March 1997


About the Authors

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Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is a professor of South Asian religions, ethnography of religion, and performance studies in the Department of Religion at Emory University. Her current project, “Material Acts: The Agency of Materiality in India,” is supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim and Summer National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of Everyday Hinduism (2015), When the World Becomes Female: Possibilities of a South Indian Goddess (2013), In Amma’s Healing Room: Gender & Vernacular Islam in South India (2006), and Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (1996). She is also a co-editor of and contributor to Oral Epics in India (1989) and Boundaries of the Text: Epic Performances in South and Southeast Asia (1991).

Ann Grodzins Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, New York. Her current book project, “Shiptown: North Indian Passages between Rural and Urban,” is supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Humanities Center. Her publications include: Fruitful Journeys: The Ways of Rajasthani Pilgrims (1988); A Carnival of Parting: The Tales of King Bharthari and King Gopi Chand (1992); Listen to the Heron’s Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (1994, co-authored with Gloria Raheja); and In the Time of Trees and Sorrows: Nature, Power, and Memory in Rajasthan (2002, co-authored with Bhoju Ram Gujar).

Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in India and is active with Bengali and Gujarati immigrants in the United States. She has published numerous articles on aging and gender, and her forthcoming book is entitled Aging, Gender, and Body: A View from North India.

Kathryn S. March

Kathryn S. March, presently a faculty member at Cornell University, has pursued fieldwork among the Tamang people in highland Nepal. Her publications include Women’s Internal Associations: Catalysts for Change? and numerous articles such as “Weaving, Writing, and Gender” and “Hospitality, Women, and the Efficacy of Beer.”

Kirin Narayan

Kirin Narayan is Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies in the School of Culture, History, and Language of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. Her interests in oral traditions, religion, gender, creativity, and ethnographic writing reflect a concern with the social life of narratives. She is the author of Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching (1989); Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales (1997) in collaboration with Urmila Devi Sood, a Kangra storyteller; Love Stars and All That (1994), a novel and academic comedy; My Family and Other Saints (2007), a memoir of cross-cultural spiritual quests; and Alive in the Writing: Crafting Ethnography in the Company of Chekhov (2012). She is also co-editor of Creativity/Anthropology (1993) and editor, with a new introduction, of a reissue of a pioneering nineteenth-century collection of Indian folktales, Mary Frere’s Old Deccan Days (2002). She is currently working on a book about everyday creativity and Kangra women’s songs.

Gloria Goodwin Raheja

Gloria Goodwin Raheja is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Poison in the Gift: Ritual, Presentation, and the Dominant Caste in a North Indian Village, co-author of Listen to the Heron’s Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (with Ann Grodzins Gold), and editor of Songs, Stories, Lives: Gendered Dialogues and Cultural Critique. She is currently working on two book manuscripts: Logan County Blues: Frank Hutchison in the Sonic Landscape of the Appalachian Coalfields and Scandalous Traductions: Landscape, History, Memory.

A. K. Ramanujan

The late A.K. Ramanujan was a scholar, translator, and poet. His translations include The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology and Speaking of Siva. His A Flowering Tree and Other Tales from India (edited by Stuart Blackburn and Alan Dundes) was published in 1997.

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