The theme of the conference is interesting and try to explore the contemporary format of sacred in space and time.
What is the nature of sacred in time and space and what form it takes when it move to contemporary market driven society is a…"
"Rajesh, I think your suggestion is very important. Beyond the question 'autoethnography/autobiography or participant-observation' Theyyam is an important phenomenon in the framework of research into the structure of religions. It is an…"
"Hi Rajesh- I suggest you read:
Okely, J. & H. Callaway (eds) 1992. Anthropology and Autobiography (ASA monographs 29. London: Routledge.
Reed-Danahay, D. (ed.) 1997. Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting The Self and The Social. Oxford:…"
"It is not merely my biography, it explores the culture of Theyyam worship and the changing relationships of various social groups involved in north Malabar social life. To describe what is the organisation of a worship, I thought of narrating my own…"
Dear FriendsI am an indigenous performer of a ritual in Kerala, India called Theyyam. I had been performing this ritual as a cult, religion through out my life even today. I am writing all my memories of the Theyyam performed in the sacred kavus/shrines of north Malabar. Could it be an exercise in auto-ethnography?warmlyRajesh KomathSee More
A group for discussion of all aspects of the anthropology of religion. Discussion can concern cross-cultural analysis, or specific religions. Any other topic tangentially related to religion is also welcome, including folklore studies, etc.