F. G. Bailey
F.G. Bailey is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent books are The Witch-Hunt; or, The Triumph of Morality, The Kingdom of Individuals, and The Prevalence of Deceit, from Cornell.
The Witch-Hunt; or, The Triumph of Morality
In the village of Bisipara in eastern India, an anthropologist is witness to a drama when a young girl takes a fever and quickly dies. The villagers find Susilla's death suspicious and fear that she was possessed. Holding an investigation to find someone to blame, they carry out a hurried inquiry because the stage must be cleared for the annual...