Assa Doron

Assa Doron is Professor of anthropology and South Asian Studies in the School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Much of his anthropological fieldwork was carried in Varanasi, India, where he focused on the ritual economy of the river and questions of caste and identity politics. The study was published in the book, Life on the Ganga (Cambridge, 2013).

His collaboration with Robin Jeffrey led to two co‑authored books, the first on the mobile phone revolution in India and its impact on social life, The Great Indian Phone Book: How the Cheap Cell Phone Changes Business, Politics, and Daily Life (Harvard, 2013), and Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India (Harvard, 2018).