Research Fellow, Center for Innovative Research,
National Institutes for the Humanities /
Project Assistant Professor, Global Area Studies Program,
National Museum of Ethnology
ACADEMIC FIELD & RESEARCH
Anthropology of the Performing Arts, Dance Ethnography, South Asian Area Studies
Ethnographic study on the Teyyam ritual and its practitioners in the northern part of Kerala, South India. His current research focuses on the transmission of Indian performing arts into Indian diasporas and the impact on the social, economic and political spheres, especially in Singapore.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Japan
(English publication Only)
His recent publications include Dance Matter Too: Markets, Memories, Identities, New Delhi: Routledge, 2018, Globalization of Indian Performing Arts in New Media Situation: Dynamics of Cultural Gyre, Hyogo: Konan University, 2018, 2015 RINDAS International Conference, Rethinking Religion, Ethics and Political Economy in India and Sri Lanka: Critical Perspectives from Japan, Kyoto: RINDAS, 2017, Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Vitalizing Brain Circulation: Triangulation Project for the Understanding of Asian and African Areas, International Seminar Program: Succession, Innovation and Transformation of Traditional Culture-Performing Arts and Oral Tradition in the Asia-Pacific Region Final Report, Kyoto: Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, 2013.