Of Ethnographer’s interest

This volume is a collection of eighteen ethnographic essays on Anthropological Explorations in East and South-East Asia, reprinted from the almost forgotten Journal of the Anthropological Society of Bombay, published during 1886-1936. Divided into five…

Collective Violence: The New Normal

“If the rains fail, desertification will inevitably follow. But first the crisis must be recognized before it can be addressed; the problem understood, before a resolution can be attempted. The urgency of the present emphatically…

The Social and Psychological meanings of Suicide

This book is an outcome of the study undertaken by the faculty of the Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, which was financially supported by the Indian Council for Social Science Research, Delhi. This book…

Community Prayers for the Ignatian Year

This is an off-beat book containing Community Prayer Services based on the early parts of the Autobiography of Saint Ignatius, related to his ‘conversion’. The undergirding theme is: ‘Through Ignatius to Christ’. Each unit has…

Founding Theology in the Contemporary World

Vatican II arose from the realization that the neo-Thomist philosophy and theology promoted by the Church for protecting itself from the onslaught of modern culture had failed. From this realization arose the quest for aggiornamento…

Learning Little Traditions

This book is the outcome of the author’s strenuous research conducted on ethnophilosophy of Arunthathiyars. Ethnophilosophy consists of shared beliefs, values and traditional wisdom of an ethnic group.  Arunthathiyars also called Chakkiliyars are mostly scavengers…

Science and Religion: An Eastern Interface

This book is an attempt at presenting some of the contemporary activities in the field of science-religion interfacing, particularly in the Eastern sector of the globe. Two points are emphasized here: Firstly, the old view…