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"This brilliant and infuriating book is the latest intriguing offering from one of the most original anthropologists working. . . . It offers us unpredictable and illuminating interpretations of classical material."—Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Joseph S. Alter teaches anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of Knowing Dil Das: Stories of a Himalayan Hunter, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
"Gandhi's Body introduces Gandhi in a fresh way. . . . This book respects and at the same time revises our understandings of Indian culture, and it connects politics and culture with health, bio-discipline, and governmentality in a manner that is accessible and useful."—David Ludden, editor of Contesting the Nation
"Interesting, provocative, and highly recommended."—Choice
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