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Professor ERROL VALENTINE DANIEL is a Sri Lankan Tamil academic, anthropologist and author. He is currently Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Southern Asian Institute at Columbia University
Columbia University
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Works * 4 References

EARLY LIFE

Daniel was educated at Jaffna College . After school he joined Amherst College
Amherst College
from where he received a B.A. degree. He then received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
.

CAREER

Daniel taught at the University of Washington
University of Washington
(1978-90). He then taught at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
(1990-97), serving as Director of the Program in Comparative Studies in Social Transformation from 1995 to 1997. He then joined Columbia University
Columbia University
. Daniel has also been a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam
, University of Texas at Austin , Centre d’étude de l’Inde et de l’Asie Sud and United Nations University .

Daniel was one of the recipients of the 1995 Guggenheim Fellowship . He is proficient in Tamil , Sinhala , French and Malayalam
Malayalam
.

WORKS

Valentine has written several books:

* Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry (1983, University of California Press . co-editor Charles F. Keyes) * Fluid Signs: Being a Person the Tamil Way (1984, University of California Press) * The Semeiosis of Suicide in Sri Lanka (1989, in Semiotics, Self, and Society by Benjamin Lee and Greg Urban, Mouton de Gruyter
Mouton de Gruyter
) * Plantations, Proletarians, and Peasants in Colonial Asia (1992, Frank Cass -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ A B "E Valentine Daniel". Columbia University
Columbia University
. * ^ Daniel, E. Valentine (17 October 1999). "But Neelan Tiruchelvam, I trusted". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) . * ^ " Jaffna College celebrates two centennials". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka) . 14 November 2004. * ^ Kanagsabapathipillai, Dushiyanthini (10 August 2013). "Jaffna College: Celebrating Excellence". Ceylon Today
Ceylon Today
(02/225). p. 5. * ^ A B C D E F "About the Authors". Macalester College . * ^ Keyes, Charles F.; Daniel, E. Valentine, eds. (1983). Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry. University of California Press
University of California Press
. p. ix. ISBN 0-520-04429-0 . * ^ "E. Valentine Daniel". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation . * ^ "Karma, an Anthropologoical Inquiry". University of California Press . * ^ "Fluid Signs: Being a Person the Tamil Way". University of California Press . * ^ "Culture/Contexture: Explorations in Anthropology and Literary Studies". University of California Press
University of California Press
. * ^ "Mistrusting Refugees".