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RELIGIOUS RITES AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES: AYUDHA PUJA AS “CULTURE” AT THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE: with Jeff Wilson, “‘The New Science of Health and Happiness’: Investigating Buddhist
Ayudha Puja, a South Indian festival translated as “worship of the machines,” is a dramatic example of how religion and science intertwine in political life. Across South India, but especially in theExpand
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Atheism and Unbelief among Indian Scientists: Towards an Anthropology of Atheism(s)
Abstract Taking into account the specific contexts and cultural specificities lends different meanings to categories like ‘atheists’, ‘agnostics’ and ‘materialists’, this ethnographic discussion ofExpand
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Beyond Conflict and Complementarity Science and Religion in Contemporary India
This article attempts to discuss through detailed ethnographic description, the manner in which scientists in a leading Indian scientific research institute defined and practiced religion. Instead ofExpand
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Book Review: Susan Visvanathan, Reading Marx, Weber and Durkheim Today
later Urdu newspapers and periodicals were sailing through a period of transition from handwritten newsletters and the first printed newspapers. Religious texts such as malfuzat (table talk involvingExpand