Prof. Carla BellamyCarla Bellamy
Email: carla.bellamy@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: 646 312-4482
Fax: 646 312-4461
Office: VC4-259

 

"The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place"Carla Bellamy is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York and chair of the Columbia University Seminar on South Asia. Her ethnographically-based research focuses on the lived realities behind the increasingly politicized terrain of religious identity in contemporary India and the effects of economic liberalization on everyday religious practices and lives. She has authored articles and book chapters on these topics as well as The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place (University of California Press, 2011), and she is currently developing a New Delhi-based ethnography examining the reasons for and consequences of the surge in popularity of Shani, a Hindu planetary deity historically associated with misfortune.

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