The Doomed King: A Requiem for Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, Book Launch by Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere
Madam Chandrika Kumaratunga
C D Casie Chetty
Professor Gananath Obeyesekere is a Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University from where he retired in 2000 after having taught for twenty years. He has held teaching positions at University of Peradeniya, the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego. Since his retirement he has taught at Harvard as Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies. Among his numerous academic awards is the Thomas Huxley medal given by the Royal Anthropological Institute and which is listed as the highest honour at the disposal of the Institute. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and the following books: Land Tenure in Village Ceylon; The Awakened Ones; The Medusas Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience; The Cult of the Goddess Pattini; Buddhism Transformed ; Imaging Karma and The Apotheosis of Captain Cook.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00pm
BCIS Auditorium, BMICH Premises, Colombo 7