Jonathan Parry

Professor Jonathan Parry

Professor Jonathan Parry is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His first study was in a rural area in the sub-Himalayan region where he focused on the classic anthropological themes of caste, kinship, and marriage. More recently, Professor Parry has been doing fieldwork on industrial workers in the central Indian steel town of Bhilai (in the Chhattisgarh region of Madhya Pradesh) which was built on a ‘green field’ site with Soviet collaboration and technology in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is the author of Persistence of Poverty in India; Caste and Kinship in Kangra and Death in Banaras, and several other distinguished edited volumes.