STANLEY-TAMBIAH-Obituary

STANLEY JEYARAJ TAMBIAH

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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TAMBIAH, Stanley Jeyaraj Who was born and raised in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, fifth son of Charles Rajakon and Eliza Chellana Tambiah, died after a long illness in hospice in Cambridge, MA on January 19, 2014. Raab Professor of Social Anthropology at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus, he is...

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Good Fighter against wrong ideas.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

We in the Department of Sociology at University of Peradeniya, where Prof. Tambiah began his career as an Anthropologist, deeply regret the death of this eminent Sri Lankan anthropologist. I was not fortunate to study under him, but always inspired by his work on Buddhism and ethnic violence.

Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva

I remember him well from my students days in the department of Anthropology at Jonh's Hopkins University. His work on ethnic violence in SriLanka shall be a perdurable anthropological legacy. And I shall encourage my students to read his anthropological works.