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Stanley J. Tambiah was the Esther and Sidney Rabb Research Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. He joined the faculty of the Harvard Anthropology Department as professor in 1976 and has since conducted extensive research on monastic complexes and temples in Bangkok; political violence in South Asia, especially the Bombay riots of 1991-92; and transnational movements of people and diaspora communities in an age of “globalization.” Professor Tambiah has made many contributions to the field of social anthropology. He is well known for his incisive and erudite study of Buddhism.