INTERVIEW OF ANDRE BETEILLE


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Andre Béteille talks about his fieldwork in Tanjore, India, and the things which most surprised and interested him. He links his impressions with memories of his childhood in Calcutta and the contrasts between Brahmin behaviour in cities and countryside in India.

Interviewed by Alan Macfarlane and filmed by Julian Jacobs in Lode 1st June 1986. The original is about one hour long.

'An Anthropologist in his own Country'

Address to ASA Diamond Jubilee Conference 14th April 2006