Anthropology professor focuses book on the bonds between humans, animals

Cover of book "Animal Intimacies"
Cover of book "Animal Intimacies"

Radhika Govindrajan’s new book, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas, will be published by University of Chicago Press in June 2018. The book explores the number of ways that human and animal interact to cultivate relationships as interconnected, related beings. It breaks substantial new ground in animal studies, and will be of interest to cultural anthropologists and scholars of South Asia as the book offers a detailed portrait of the social, political and religious life of the region. The book was awarded the Edward Cameron Dimock Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities by the American Institute of Indian Studies.

UW News recently interviewed Radhika about her new book "Animal Intimacies," and the interview is featured on UW News