Clarance Maloney: “The Beginnings of Civilization in South India,” Journal of Asian Studies, Vol XXIX, No 3, May 1970. Read the entire article by clicking here
This article was based on Clarence Maloney’s University of Pennsylvania PHD dissertation from 1968, “The Effect of Early Coastal Sea Traffic on the Beginning of Civilization in South India.” It is, alas, little known and has not been sufficiently deployed and/or engaged with in the studies of ancient Sri Lankan and Indian history.
Clarence Maloney has spent much of his life in South Asia, has a PhD in South Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and has written 9 books on the peoples and cultures of this world area. Among these books are The Peoples of South Asia (584 pages, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1974) and People of the Maldive Islands.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOME PUBLICATIONS; Books
Managing Irrigation Together: Practice and Policy in India, with K V Raju. New Delhi/ USA/UK: Sage, 1994.
Behavior and Poverty in Bangladesh. Dhaka: University Press Ltd. (GPO Box 2611, Dhaka), 1988; 3rd edition 1991.
Rural Savings and Credit in Bangladesh. Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1988
The Life Cycle, Gender, and Fertility in Bangladesh, by KMA Aziz and C Maloney. Dhaka: Center for Health and Population Research (ICDDRB), 1983
Beliefs and Fertility in Bangladesh, with KMA Aziz and Profulla Sarkar. Dhaka: Center for Health and Population Research (ICDDRB), 1981
People of the Maldive Islands (ethnography and culture history). Bombay and Madras: Orient Longman, 1980; 2nd edition Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2013
Language and Civilization Change in South Asia. Contributions to Asian Studies No. 11, Leiden:Brill, 1978
The Evil Eye (ed.). New York: ColumbiaUniversity Press, 1976
Peoples of South Asia (comprehensive anthropology text). New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1974
South Asia: Seven Community Profiles (community studies in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1974
“Indonesia’s Great Frontier and Migration.” UFSI Reports, 1988
“Voluntary Organizations in South Asia.” UFSI Reports, 1987
“Population in India: What Is Being Done?” UFSI Reports, 1986
“The Maldive Islands: New Stresses in an Old Nation.” Asian Survey July 1976.
“Dynastic Drift: A Process of Cultural Universalization.” Prof. K A Nilakanta Sastri 8th Birthday Felicitation Volume. Chennai, 1970s
”Language and Modern Civilization in South Asia.” Contributions to Asian Studies Vol XI, Leiden: E J Brill, 1978
“Bangladesh and its People in Prehistory.” Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies II, Bangladesh: Rajshahi University, 1977
“The Maldives: New Stresses in an Old Nation.” Asian Survey Vol XI, No. 7, University of California Press, 1976
“Religious Beliefs and Social Hierarchy in Tamil Nadu, India.” American Ethnologist Vol. 2, No. 1, 1975.
“The Beginnings of Civilization in South India.” The Journal of Asian Studies Vol XXIX, No. 3, May 1970