Author:Bhrigupati Singh

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Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India

By: Bhrigupati Singh

Price: $15.30

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2015

Seller ID: 110220

ISBN: 0199459665

Condition: New


The Indian subdistrict of Shahabad, located in the dwindling forests of the southeastern tip of Rajasthan, is an area of extreme poverty. Beset by droughts and food shortages in recent years, it is the home of the Sahariyas, former bonded laborers, officially classified as Rajasthan`s only `primitive tribe`. From afar, we might consider this the bleakest of the bleak, but in Poverty and the Quest for Life, Bhrigupati Singh asks us to reconsider just what quality of life means. He shows how the Sahariyas conceive of aspiration, advancement and vitality in both material and spiritual terms and h... View more info

The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy

By: Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman & Bhrigupati Singh (Eds)

Price: $20.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101755

ISBN: 8125055002

Condition: New


The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of the most basic concepts of the discipline—including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life—are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy. These philosophical undercurrents in anthropology also speak to the question of what it is to experience our b... View more info