The Doomed King: A Requiem for Vikrama Rajasinha, a Lecture by Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere

Professor Gananath Obeyesekere is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Princeton University from where he retired in 2000 after having taught for twenty years.  He has taught in the Universities of Peradeniya, Washington and 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;  Medusa’s 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.

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