COHN, Bernard S.

COHN, Bernard Samuel. Brooklyn, N.Y. 13.5.1928 — Chicago 25.11.2003. U.S. Anthropologist. Graduated from University of Wisconsin (B.A. 1949) and Cornell University (Ph.D. 1954). In 1956-60 Research Assistant at University of Chicago, field-work in India 1957-59. In 1960-64 Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rochester University, from 1964 Professor of Anthropology and South Asian History at University of Chicago, until retirement in 1995. Married Rella Israly, three daughters and one son. A specialist of historical anthropology.
Publications:The Development and Impact of British Administration in India. Delhi 1961.
Edited with M. Singer: Structure and Change in Indian Society. 16+507 p. Chicago 1968.
India: The Social Anthropology of a civilization. 15+164 p. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1971.
An Anthropologist among the Historians and Other Essays. 26+682 p. Delhi 1987.
Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India. 216 p. Princeton 1997.
Sources: Jo. Napolitano, New York Times 29.11.2003 (online); *A. Sarangi, Economic and Political Weekly 39, 2004, 2344-2346; U.S. in Asia. 1990; Wikipedia.

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