University of Heidelberg

Lokesh Ohri, M.A.

Lokesh Ohri, M.A. Lokesh Ohri, M.A.
Ph.D. Fellow


  • Ph.D. Fellow

Contact information

Heidelberg University
South Asia Institute
Department of Anthropology
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330, Room 512
69120 Heidelberg


Research foci

Border Rituals, Reflexivity, Caste


  • "Border Rituals and Reflexivity in the Kingdom of Mahasu"

Finished projects

  • Anthropology Revisits the Festival


  • Chakravyuh - Theatre of the Found Space (2006)
  • Himalayi Naad (2005), Walking with Corbett(2003)
  • Human in Khaki (2003)
  • Dhol-damau: Codificatio of Grammar of the Drums of Garhwal and Attendant Folklore (2001)

Short biography

Mrsilius Van Inghen Fellow to Radboud University, Netherlands, Two Bachelors' Degrees, Post Graduate Diploma in Management and MA in Sociology. Founder, REACH and Convenor (UK) INTACH. Runs two schools in India and Virasat, arts and heritage festival.

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Conferences and external lectures

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Latest publications
Occasional Paper Series

Heidelberg Ethnology

Richard Fox

All papers viewable here.


Becoming like money: Proximity and the social aesthetics of “moneyness”

Jens M. Zickgraf

HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 7(1), 303–326.


Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India

Roman Sieler

For further information, please see here.


Patient Agency Revisited: "Healing the Hidden" in South India.

Roman Sieler

Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28: 323-341.

Special edition

Modern Asian Studies

Volume 48 - Issue 05 - September 2014

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Collected edition

Asymmetrical Conversations

Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries

Epistemologies of Healing, Vol. 14, edited by Harish Naraindas, Johannes Quack, and William S. Sax, New York 2014.
At the UB: click here.


The anthropology of neoliberal India: An introduction.

Daniel Münster and Christian Strümpell

The politics of dispossession in an Odishan steel town

Christian Strümpell

Both in Contributions to Indian Sociology 48 (Feb. 2014).


Ritual Healing and Mental Health in India.

William Sax

Transcult Psychiatry (Feb. 2014).

Ethnology in Heidelberg