Anthropology’s attention to the granular texture of someone’s life is a beautiful training for being a fiction writer.
Anand Pandian teaches anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His books include Ayya’s Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India (Indiana University Press, 2014), which he wrote with his grandfather.
In the Library of Lévi-Strauss
The walls were lined with books, as one might expect. Among them were a number of wooden masks, woven baskets, and a tapestry of a bodhisattva. The desk was ...
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