Akhil Gupta (NHC Fellow, 2000–01)

Project Title

Reincarnating Social Theory

Stanford University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2000–01

Akhil Gupta wrote a book chapter, "Reincarnation and Childhood," that he submitted to Ethnos; an essay, entitled "The Homeless Self: Problems of Cultural Translation in Autobiography," for a book that he has edited, with Gordon Chang and Purnima Mankekar, on the Indo-American author Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Caste and Outcast, to be published by Stanford University Press (2002); and co-authored, with James Ferguson, a journal article, entitled "Spatializing States," to be published in American Ethnologist (2002).