Vol. 9, No. 1 (2013): 121–140.
This work presents the summarised results of an anthropological and ethno-musicological documentation of hitherto unknown traditions of sacred music performed by marginalised musicians and priest-musicians of the Adivasi (indigenous) Bora Sambar region of western Orissa/Odisha, India. The work is based on more than 30 months of ethnographic research in rural regions of western Orissa/Odisha.
Lidia Guzy, a social anthropologist and scholar of religions, is currently Lecturer in the Study of South Asian religions at Study of Religions Department, University College Cork (UCC), National University of Ireland. She is Associate Researcher at the Centre d’Anthropologie Sociale (CAS-LISST, EHESS, Toulouse) and Lecturer (Privatdozent on leave) at Freie Universität Berlin. Lidia specialises in: i) anthropology of South Asian cultures and religions (popular Hinduism, indigenous Adivasi religions, ascetic and ecstatic traditions, goddess worship); ii) media anthropology with special focus on music; and iii) museum anthropology and cultural heritage research.