ANR    CNRS
ANR Programme 2009-2012
(ANR-08-GOUV-064)
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JUST-INDIA
A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Daniela Berti

BERTI, Daniela

mail:dberti (at) vjf.cnrs.fr ---> personal page

A social anthropologist, she is a Research Fellow (CR1) at the CNRS, and belongs to the Research Unit UPR 299 “Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes” (Centre of Himalayan Studies).
She has lectured at the University of Paris 10-Nanterre and at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations on religious anthropology and on the social anthropology of India. She was recently (2007 and 2008) Research Affiliate at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, University of Yale (USA).

Education, grants

1990 B.A./M.A. Anthropology, University of Rome
1994-1997 University Grant from the University of Siena
1997 Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florence
2000 Post-PhD. Grant, Fondation Fyssen, Paris

Scientific committees, networks

1998-2003    Member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal Etnosistemi. Processi e dinamiche culturali.
2005-           Member of the French “Asian Network” (Réseau Asie-Imasie).
2006-           Member of the Scientific Board of the Journal Rivista di Studi Asiatici.

Recent publications 

- 2011 "Courts of Law and Legal Practice", in I. Clark-Deces (ed.), A Companion to the Anthropology of India, Oxford: Blackwell, p. 355-370.

- 2011(ed., in coll. With N.Jaoul and P. Kanungo), The Cultural Entrenchment of Hindutva. Local Mediations and Forms of Resistance, Delhi: Routledge, 344p.

- 2011 "Introduction", in D. Berti, N. Jaoul & P. Kanungo (eds.), The Cultural Entrenchment of Hindutva. Local Mediations and Forms of Resistance, Delhi: Routledge, p 1-25.

- 2011 "The local enactment of Hindutva. Writing stories on local gods in Himachal Pradesh", in D. Berti, N. Jaoul & P. Kanungo (eds.), The Cultural Entrenchment of Hindutva. Local Mediations and Forms of Resistance, Delhi: Routledge, p 64-90.

- 2011 "Trials, Witnesses and Local Stakes in a District Court of Himachal Pradesh (North India)", in J. Pfaff & G. Toffin (eds.), Citizenship, Democracy, and Belonging in the Himalayas, New-Delhi: Sage, p. 290-313.

- 2011 "Political Patronage and Ritual Competitions at the Dashera Festival in Northern India", in Christiane Brosius and Karine Polit (eds.), Ritual, Heritage and Identity, Delhi: Sage, p. 126-148

- 2010 Entry "Possession" (with G. Tarabout), in R. Azria et Danièle Hervieu-Léger (eds.), Dictionnaire des faits religieux, Paris: PUF, p. 941-947.

- 2010 "Hostile witnesses, judicial interactions and out-of-court narratives in a north Indian district court", Contributions to Indian Sociology, 44 (3): 235-263.

- 2009 "Kings, gods and political leaders in contemporary India" in Bards and Mediums in the Khas Kingdoms, Marie Lecomte-Tilouine (ed). Almora, Almora Publications

- 2009   "Passé, localité et nationalismes. L'écriture de l'histoire dans la région de Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)" in Gisèle Krauskopff (ed.) Les faiseurs d'histoires, Nanterre, Société d'Ethnologie.

- 2009   (with G. Tarabout) eds. Territory, Soil and Society in South Asia, Manohar, New Delhi

- 2009   "The Rain in the Eight Villages. Divine Jurisdictions and Forms of Government in North India", in Daniela Berti & Gilles Tarabout (eds.), Territory, Soil and Society in South Asia, Manohar, New Delhi. 

- 2007,  (on www.reseau-asie.com) :  "Interactions et procédures judiciaires dans un tribunal de district en Inde du nord",  3rd biannual conference of Réseau Asie, Paris. > (128 Ko)

- 2007 'Hindu Nationalists and Local History. From Ideology to Local Lore", Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici, 1:5-36.

- 2006 "Ritual kingship, Divine Bureaucracy, and Electoral Politics in Kullu", European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, 29-30: 39-61.

- 2006 "The Memory of Gods: From a Secret Autobiography to a Nationalistic Project", Indian Folklife, Oct. [Special number on Memory: Processes and Supports ed. By Nicole Revel]

- 2006 "«Now It Is All Politics». Quelques discours sur les transformations d'une fête royale en Inde du Nord", in G. Colas & G. Tarabout, eds, Rites hindous : transferts et transformations, (Purusartha, 25).