South Asia Dept. School of Oriental and African Studies,
London WC1H 0XG
Tel. +44- 0207-898-4096
Stuart Blackburn, who is director of the project, completed his doctorate at University of California, Berkeley in 1980 and has been at the School of Oriental and African Studies since 1994. His research interests include oral narrative, performance, oral history, literary culture and language movements. Two of his publications have won the A.K. Ramanujan Prize for Translation (2000) and the Katherine Briggs Folklore Award (runner-up, 1998). He is also the recipient of a Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2001. Within the project, he is concentrating on oral narratives, especially oral histories and ritual texts, among the Apatanis; his first publication on this material will be published in the Indian Economic and Social History Review in 2003.
Blackburn, Stuart. 2003. Colonial contact in the 'hidden land': Oral history among the Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh