of the Indian Period from 1947
Sita Veknkateswar's book Development
and Etnocide - colonial practices in the Andaman islands
is reviewed by George Weber on this web-site.
Sita Veknkateswar's book Development and Etnocide - colonial practices in the Andaman islands is reviewed by George Weber on this web-site.
Dr. Venkateswar today is lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University, New Zealand. Among her research interests are Colonialism/Indigenous Peoples, Gender, Culture and Power, Cultural Analysis, Democracy and Human Rights, and Globalisation and Poverty
Sita Venkateswar was born in India and grew up in Calcutta. She went to the USA for her graduate studies in anthropology and joined Massey University in 1997 after gaining her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. after doing eighteen months of fieldwork in the Andaman Islands. Her teaching interests generally reflect her research interests in cultural analysis and the relationship between gender, culture and power. Apart from her interest in the Andaman islanders, she has also been researching child labour in Nepal and has extended her research interests into globalisation, poverty and grass-roots democracy.
She manages to combine her research and teaching work with the duties of a "solo-mum". Her daughter is now in primary school. As she somwhat wryly notes, she "understands and relates completely to the dilemmas and difficulties presented in juggling one's professional and domestic commitments." She has also recently discovered the pleasures of gardening, but still struggles to pull everything together.
Dr. Venkateswar's publications include:
Development and Ethnocide: Colonial Practices in the Andaman Islands. IWGIA Monograph Series, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs: Copenhagen (2004).
"An Ethnographic Overview of Policies of 'Planned Change." In: Contemporary Society: Tribal Studies. Vol. 6. Tribal Situation in India, ed. Deepak Kumar Behera and Georg Pfeffer. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. Pg. 17-48 (2004).
The lives of child workers in Nepal. (http://www.asiasource.org/asip/sita/index.htm) (2002).
"Strategies of Power: an analysis of an encounter in the Andaman Islands." Qualitative Inquiry, Vol 7(4):448-465 (2001).
"Gender/Power: some perspectives from the "outside." In: Gender and the dynamics of culture, ed. Ian Keen and Takako Yamada. Senri Ethnological Series 56. Pg. 207-226. National Museum of Ethnology, Japan, (2001).
"The Jarawa of the Andaman Islands." Indigenous Affairs. Special Issue on Hunter-Gatherers, Vol 2:32-38 (2000).
" The Andaman Islanders." Scientific American , May: 82-88 (1999).
"Sexual Strategies and the Logic of Survival: the case of the Andamanese." Crosscurrents, Journal of Graduate Research in Anthropology, Vol, VIII, Autumn (1996).
"Food and Colonial Enterprise: Dependency and Ethnocide in the Andaman Islands." Crosscurrents, Journal of Graduate Research in Anthropology, Vol. VII, Autumn (1995).
"Gender and Resistance in the Andaman Islands." Down to Earth, Science and Environment Forthnightly, Published by Society for Environmental Communications, New Delhi, September 30: 31-33 (1995).
"Andaman Islanders of India." In: State of the Peoples: A Global Human Rights Report on Societies in Danger, ed. Marc S. Miller and Cultural Survival. Beacon Press, Boston (1993).
Forthcoming in 2006:
"Indigenous Futures: the Andaman Islanders in the 21st century."
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