Anthony Good

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Professor of Social Anthropology in Practice


University of Edinburgh

Email ;

Mailing Address

Social Anthropology
School of Social and Political Studies
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH8 9LL, UK

Phone/Fax Number(s)

Phones: +44-31-650-3941 (office)
+44-31-447-5974 (residence)
FAX: +44-31-650-3945

Countries of Specialization

India, Sri Lanka

Research Interests

Sociocultural anthropology of South India and Sri Lanka.
Legal anthropology.
Expert witness on South Asian asylum issues.
Social development consultancy.
Urban and rural Hinduism in South India.
Sustainable community development in South Asia.
Domestic life-cycle rituals of birth, puberty, marriage, death.
Kinship, caste, religion, development, political asylum.
Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India.


Research Practices in the Study of Kinship
(with Alan Barnard) (Academic Press, 1984).

The Female Bridegroom (Clarendon Press, 1991).

The Ceremonial Economy of a Royal South Indian Temple
(Edwin Mellen Press, 2004)


Tamilnadu ; Tamil Nadu ; Legal anthropology ; asylum ; Hinduism.