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Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Roma Chatterji


The essays in this book explore how Veena Das’s work has been critically assimilated in the thinking and writing of a younger generation of anthropologists who have been deeply influenced by her work. Taking off from Das’s writing on pain as a call for acknowledgement, several essays explore how social sciences render pain, suffering and the claims of the other as part of an ethics of responsibility. The second theme of the volume is the co-constitution of the event and the everyday especially in the context of violence. Ethics as a form of attentiveness to the other, especially in the context ... More

Keywords: Pain, Ethics of responsibility, Picture of anthropological thought, Art, Event and the Everyday

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823261857
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roma Chatterji, editor
Delhi University

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