1. Complete list

Abbreviations: BSOAS  = Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies.  JASO = Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford. JRAI = Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  JRAS = Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.



1975    N J Allen, Sketch of Thulung grammar, with three texts and a glossary. (Cornell East Asia Papers 6). Ithaca: Cornell University China-Japan Program.  Pp. 254.

1986    N J Allen, R Gombrich, T Raychaudhuri and G Rizvi (eds), Oxford University Papers on India, vol 1 part 1. Delhi: OUP.

1998a  N J Allen, W S F Pickering and W Watts Miller (eds), On Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of religious life. London: Routledge.

1998b  W James and N J Allen (eds), Marcel Mauss: a centenary tribute.  Oxford: Berghahn.

2000    N J Allen, Categories and classifications: Maussian reflections on the social.  Oxford: Berghahn.

2007    N.J. Allen (ed. and intro.) Marcel Mauss: Manual of Ethnography (trans. D. Lussier). Oxford: Berghahn.

2008    Nicholas J. Allen, Hilary Callan, Robin Dunbar and Wendy James (eds) Early human kinship: from sex to social reproduction. Oxford: Blackwell.



ARTICLES (all single author)

1972a  Social and economic change among the Thulung Rai. Pp. 114-192 in C von Fürer-Haimendorf A study of social change in Nepal.  Report on a Research Project sponsored by the Social Science Research Council.

1972b  The vertical dimension in Thulung classification. JASO 3(2):81-94.

1974    The ritual journey: a pattern underlying certain Nepalese rituals. Pp. 6-22 in C von Fürer-Haimendorf (ed) Contributions to the anthropology of Nepal. Warminster:  Aris & Phillips.

1972b    Byansi kinship terminology:  a study in symmetry.  Man 10:  80-94.

1976a  Approaches to illness in the Nepalese hills.  Pp. 500-552 in J B Loudon (ed) Social anthropology and medicine.  (A.S.A. Monograph 13). London:  Academic Press.

1976b  Shamanism among the Thulung Rai.  Pp. 124-140 in J T Hitchcock & R L Jones (eds)  Spirit Possession in the Nepal Himalayas. Warminster:  Aris & Phillips.

1972b  Sherpa kinship terminology in diachronic perspective.   Man 11:  569-587.

1978a  Fourfold classifications of society in the Himalayas.  Pp. 7-25 in J F Fisher (ed) Himalayan anthropology: the Indo-Tibetan interface. The Hague:  Mouton.

1972b  Quadripartition of society in early Tibetan sources.  J. Asiatique 266:  341-360.

1972b  Sewala puja bintila puja:  notes on Thulung ritual language.  Kailash 6:  237-256.

1972b  A Thulung myth and some problems of comparison.  JASO 9(3):  157-166.

1980    Tibet and the Thulung Rai:  towards a comparative mythology of the Bodic speakers.  Pp. 1-8 in M Aris & Aung San Suu Kyi (eds) Tibetan studies in honour of Hugh Richardson. Warminster:  Aris & Phillips.

1981    The Thulung myth of the bhume sites and some Indo-Tibetan comparisons.  Pp. 168-182 in C von Fürer-Haimendorf (ed) Asian highland societies: in anthropological perspective.  New Delhi:  Sterling. [Revised version of 1978d]

1982a  Traditional culture among the Kinnauris of Nichar Subdivision, Himachal Pradesh.  Report to SSRC.

1972b  A dance of relatives.  JASO 13(2):  139-146.

1985a  Hierarchical opposition and some other types of relation.  Pp. 21-32 in R H Barnes, D de Coppet and R J Parkin (eds)  Contexts and levels: anthropological essays on hierarchy.  (JASO Occasional Papers 4).  Oxford: JASO. 

1985b  The category of the person: a reading of Mauss's last essay.  Pp. 26-45 in M Carrithers, S Collins and S Lukes (eds)  The category of the person: anthropology, philosophy, history.  Cambridge Univ. Press.  [Revised version reprinted as Ch 1 in Allen 2000; see also 1995b]

1986a  The coming of Macchendranath to Nepal:  comments from a comparative point of view.  Pp. 75-102 in N J Allen, R Gombrich, T Raychaudhuri and G Rizvi (eds) Oxford University Papers on India, vol 1 part 1. Delhi: OUP.

1986b  Tetradic theory: an approach to kinship.  JASO 17(2): 87-109. [Revised version appears as 2004a]

1987a  The ideology of the Indo-Europeans: Dumézil's theory and the idea of a fourth function.  Int. J. Moral and Social Studies. 2(1):  23-39.

1987b  Thulung weddings: the hinduisation of a ritual cycle in East Nepal.  L'Ethnographie 83(100-1):  15-33.

1972b  The evolution of kinship terminologies.  Lingua 77: 173-185.

1972b  Assimilation of alternate generations.  JASO 20(1): 45-55.

1990    On the notion of structure.   JASO 21(3): 279-282.

1991    Some gods of pre-Islamic Nuristan.  Revue de l'histoire des religions 208(2): 141-168.

1992    Pyat’ Vstrech Geroya (‘The Hero’s five relationships’) [translation of 1996a].  Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie (6): 90-103.

1972b Arjuna and Odysseus: a comparative approach.  SALG Newsletter 40: 39-43.

1972b  Debating Dumézil:  recent studies in comparative mythology.  JASO 24(2): 119-131.

1993c Hinduism, structuralism and Dumézil, and The prehistory of Dravidian-type terminologies.  [Department of Special Assistance, Anthropology, Utkal University, Occasional Papers 2 and 3 (bound together)].  Bhubaneswar: Coordinator of DSA in Anthropology, Utkal University.

1994    Primitive Classification: the argument and its validity.  Pp. 40-65 in W S F Pickering and H Martins (eds) Debating Durkheim.  London:  Routledge. [Revised version appears as Ch 2 in Allen 2000]

1995a  The Division of Labour and the notion of primitive society: a Maussian approach.  Social Anthropology 3(1): 49-59. [Revised version appears as Ch 3 in Allen 2000]

1995b  Jinkaku (Paason) to iu Kategorii: Mauss Banki no ronbun o Yomu (‘The category of the person: reading the theories of Mauss in his latter years’).  Pp. 59-91 in M Carrithers et al eds. Hito to iu Kategorii (The category of the person),: Tokyo: Kinokuniya Shoten.  [Trans. by Nakajima Masao of Allen 1985b].

1995c  Nachal’nyi etap evolyutsii terminologii rodstva dravidiickogo tipa.  Pp. 26-42 in V A Popov (ed) Algebra rodstva  (Vypusk 1).  St Petersburg: Russian Academy of sciences.  [Trans. by Irina Zh Kozhanovskaya of 1993c (Prehistory)].

1996a  The hero’s five relationships: a Proto-Indo-European story.  Pp. 1-20 in J Leslie (ed) Myth and Myth-making: continuous evolution in Indian tradition.  London: Curzon.  [See also Allen 1992]

1996b  Romulus and the fourth function. Pp. 13-36 in E C Polomé (ed) Indo-European religion after Dumézil (JI-ES Monograph Series 16).  Washington: Institute for the Study of Man.

1996c  Homer’s simile, Vyasa’s story.  Journal of Mediterranean Studies 6 (2): 206-18.

1997a  Why did Odysseus become a horse?  JASO 26 [for 1995](2): 143-154.

1997b  ‘And the lake drained away’: an essay in Himalayan comparative mythology. Pp. 435-451 in A W Macdonald (ed)  Mandala and landscape.  New Delhi: D.K. Printworld.

1997c  Hinduization: the experience of the Thulung Rai.  Pp. 303-323 in D Gellner, J Pfaff-Czarnecka and D Whelpton (eds) Nationalism and ethnicity in a Hindu kingdom: the politics of culture in contemporary NepalAmsterdam: Harwood. [Book reprinted in 2008 as Nationalism and ethnicity in Nepal.  Kathmandu: Vajra.]

1997d  Animal guides and Himalayan foundation myths.  Pp. 375-390 in S G Karmay and P Sagant (eds) Les habitants du toit du monde: études recueillies en hommage à Alexander W. Macdonald.  Nanterre: Société d’ethnologie.

1998a  Effervescence and the origins of human society.  Pp. 148-161 in N J Allen, W S F Pickering and W Watts Miller (eds) On Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of religious life. London: Routledge. [Reprinted as 2001a; revised version appears as Ch 4 in Allen 2000]

1998b  The prehistory of Dravidian-type terminologies [revised version of 1995c].  Pp. 314-331 in M Godelier, T R Trautmann and F E Tjon Sie Fat (eds) Transformations of kinship.  Washington: Smithsonian Institution.

1998c  The Indo-European prehistory of yoga.  International journal of Hindu studies 2: 1-20.

1998d  Mauss and the categories.  Durkheimian Studies 4 (n.s.): 39-50. [Revised version appears as Ch 5 in Allen 2000]

1998e  The category of substance: a Maussian theme revisited.  Pp. 171-191 in W James and N J Allen (eds.) Marcel Mauss: a centenary tribute.  Oxford: Berghahn.

1998f   Varnas, colours and functions: expanding Dumézil’s schema.  Z. für Religionswissenschaft 6: 163-177.

1998g  Obituary: Louis Dumont (1911-1998).   JASO 29(1): 1-4.

1998h [2001] Cúchulainn in the light of the Mahâbhârata and the Odyssey.  Pp. 51-6 in E Lyle (ed) Cosmos 14.1.

1999a  Hinduism as Indo-European: cultural comparativism and political sensitivities.  Pp. 19-32 in Johannes Bronkhorst and Madhav M Deshpande (eds.) Aryan and non-aryan in South Asia: evidence, interpretation and ideology. Cambridge, Mass: Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University.

1999b  Arjuna and the second function: a Dumézilian crux.  JRAS, Series 3, 9(3): 403-418.

1999c  Hinduism, structuralism and Dumézil.  Pp. 241-260 in E C Polomé (ed) Miscellanea Indo-Europea.  [JI-ES Monograph No. 33.] Washington: Institute for the Study of Man.

1999d  Les crocodiles qui se transforment en nymphes. Ollodagus 13: 151-167.

2000a  Argos and Hanuman: Odysseus’ dog in the light of the Mahabharata. J. Indo-European Studies 28(1-2):3-16.

2000b  The field and the desk: choices and linkages. Pp. 243-257 in P. Dresch, W. James & D. Parkin (eds) Anthropologists in a wider world: essays on field research.  Oxford: Berghahn.

2000c  Cúchulainn’s women and some Indo-European comparisons. Emania 18: 57-64.

2000d  Scripture and epic: a comparativist looks at the biography of the Buddha. Visvabharati Quarterly N.S. 9: 51-62.

2000e  Imra, pentads and catastrophes.  Ollodagos 14: 278-308.

2000e  Effervescence and the origins of human society.  Pp.189-203 in W S F Pickering (ed) Emile Durkheim: critical assessments of leading sociologists (3rd Series), Vol. 2. London: Routledge. [= 1998a]

2001b Athena and Durga: warrior goddesses in Greek and Sanskrit epic. Pp. 367-382 in S Deacy and A Villing (eds) Athena in the Classical World.  Leiden: Brill.

2001c  On Franz Baermann Steiner: Selected writings, volume 1: Taboo, Truth and Religion; volume 2: Orientpolitik, Value and Civilisation.  Comparative Criticism 23:343-347.

2002a  The stockmen and the disciples. J. Indo-European Studies 30: 27-40.

2002b  Pénélope et Draupadî: la validité de la comparaison. Pp. 305-312 in A. Hurst and F. Létoublon (eds) La mythologie et l’Odyssée. Hommage à Gabriel Germain. Geneva: Droz.

2002c  Mahabharata and Iliad: a common origin?  Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Institute 83: 165-177.

2003a  From mountains to mythologies.  Ethnos 68,2: 271-284.

2003b The Indra-Tullus comparison.  In Indo-European Language and Culture: Essays in Memory of Edgar C. Polomé, part I, ed. B Drinka & J Salmons.  General Linguistics 40: 148-171.

2004a Tetradic theory: an approach to kinship.  Pp. 221-235 in Kinship and family: an anthropological reader, eds. R. Parkin and L. Stone.  Oxford: Blackwell. [Revised version of 1986b]

2004b  Dyaus and Bhīṣma, Zeus and Sarpedon: towards a history of the Indo-European sky god.  Gaia: Revue interdisciplinaire sur la Grèce archaïque 8: 29-36.

2005    The articulation of time: some Indo-European comparisons.  Cosmos 17/2 (for 2001): 163-178.

2005a  Bhīṣma and Hesiod’s Succession Myth.  Int. J. of Hindu Studies 8/1-3 (2004): 57-79.

2005b The articulation of time: some Indo-European comparisons.  Cosmos 17/2 (for 2001): 163-178.

2005c  Romulus et Bhishma: structures entrecroisées.  Anthropologie et sociétés 29/2: 21-44.

2005d  Asceticism in some Indo-European traditions. Studia Indo-Europæa 2 (2002-5): 37-51.

2005e  Thomas McEvilley: the missing dimension. Int. J. of Hindu Studies 9/1-3: 59-75

2006a  Just war in the Mahābhārata.  Pp. 138-149 in Richard Sorabji and David Rodin (eds.) The ethics of war: shared problems in different traditions. Aldershot: Ashgate.

2006b Indo-European epics and comparative method: pentadic structures in Homer and the Mahābhārata. Pp. 243-252 in T. Osada (ed.) Proceedings of the Pre-Symposium of RIHN and 7th ESCA Harvard-Kyoto Roundtable. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN): Kyoto.

2006c  The Buddhist Wheel of Existence and two Greek comparisons. In Marco V. García Quintela, Francisco J. González García & Felipe Criado Boado (eds) Anthropology of the Indo-European World and Material Culture: 5th International Colloquium of Anthropology of the Indo-European World and Comparative Mythology, pp. 219-228. Budapest: Archaeolingua.

2007a  The close and the distant: a long-term perspective. In G. Pfeffer (ed.) Periphery and Centre: Studies in Orissan History, Religion and Anthropology, pp. 273-290. Delhi, Manohar.

2007b  The shield of Achilles and Indo-European tradition. Cuadernos de filología clásica: Estudios griegos e indoeuropeos 17: 33-44.

2007c  Bhīsma as matchmaker.  In Simon Brodbeck and Brian Black (eds) Gender and narrative in the Mahābhārata, pp. 176-188.  London: Routledge.

2007d  Śiva and Indo-European ideology: one line of thought. In Int. J of Hindu Studies 11/2: 191-207.

2007e  Dumont e Dumézil: una comparazione e una combinazione. Quaderni di Teoria sociale 7: 11-29.

2007f   The Pāṇḍavas’ five journeys and the structure of the Mahābhārata. Religions of South Asia 1/2: 165-181.

2007g  The Heimdall-Dyu comparison revisited. J. Indo-European Studies 35: 233-247.

2008a  Tetradic theory and the origin of human kinship systems. Pp. 96-112 in Nicholas J. Allen, Hilary Callan, Robin Dunbar and Wendy James (eds) Early human kinship: from sex to social reproduction. Oxford: Blackwell.




1972b    Review of Les Gurungs by B Pignède.  Geog. J. 135: 261-2.

1972b    Nepali terms (Letter).  Man 11:  284.

1972b    Review of Dravidien et Kariera by L. Dumont.  Man 11: 622.

1972bThe Nayars today by C J Fuller.  TLS (17 June):  741.

1972b    Review of The Gurungs of Nepal by D A Messerschmidt.  BSOAS 40:  409-410.

1978    Review of The New Wind ed. by K David.  J. Ind. Philos.  6:  189-193.

1972b    Approaches to illness in the Nepalese hills (summary of paper). Bull. Soc. for the Soc. Hist. of Medicine 24:  7-8.

1980    Comment on: Early Austronesian social organization by R Blust. Current Anthropology 21: 230-1.

1972b    Review of The Birhors by S C Roy.  JRAS: 199-200.

1972b    Review of Caste and kinship in Kangra by J P Parry.  JRAS:  200.

1972b    Review of An untouchable community in South India by M Moffatt.  JRAS:  203-4.

1972b    Review of Naître renonçant by V Bouillier.  JRAS:  103-4.

1972b    Review of The Ramos of Arunachal by M M Dhasmana.  Man 17:  173-174.

1982    Review of The politics of reproductive ritual by K E & J M Paige. Times Health Supplement (26 February): 7.

1972b    Review of Kānphatā by G Unbescheid.  JRAS:  201.

1972b    Review of Tamang ritual texts by A Höfer.  Man 17:  573-4.

1983    Review of Highlanders of Arunachal Pradesh: anthropological research in north-east India by C von Fürer-Haimendorf.  TLS (11 February):  136.

1983        Review of Culture and morality: essays in honour of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf ed. by A C Mayer.  Man 18: 623.

1983    Review of Nepal mandala: a cultural study of the Kathmandu Valley by Mary S Slusser. JRAS: 331-2.

1983    Review of Lower Siang people: a study in ecology and society by P Lal and B K Das Gupta.   JASO 14: 328-9.

1984    Review of Language and living things:  uniformities in folk classification and naming by C H Brown.  JASO 15: 169-172.

1984    Review of The anthropology of space: explorations into the natural philosophy and semantics of the Navajo by R Pinxten et al.  Man  19:  492-3.

1984    Review of Die Sprache der Rang pas von Garhwal (Ran Pد  Bhāsa):  Grammatik, Texte, Wörterbuch  by C P Zoller.  Man 19:  503-4.

1984    Review of Dangerous wives and sacred sisters: social and symbolic roles of high-caste women in Nepal by L Bennett.  JRAS:  300.

1972b    Review of The Sherpas transformed by C von Fürer-Haimendorf.  TLS (7 June):  632.

1985    Review of Human evolution: a philosophical anthropology by Mary Maxwell.  JASO 16(2): 153-4.

1985    Review of The Assamese: religion, caste and sect in an Indian village by Audrey Cantlie. JRAS: 227-8.

1986    Review of Différences, valeurs, hiérarchie: textes offerts à Louis Dumont ed. by J-C Galey. Man 21:  152-3.

1986    Review of Tribal populations of the Indian subcontinent by C von Fürer-Haimendorf. TLS (10 January): 30.

1986    Comment on:  Individualism and equality, by A Béteille.  Current Anthropology 27: 128-9.

1986    Review of Société et religion chez les Néwar du Népal by G Toffin. Man 21:  772-4.

1986    Review of Réciprocité et hiérarchie by S Bouez.  JASO 17(3):  275.

1987    Review of Social relations and spatial structures by D Gregory and J Urry.   Man 22: 197-8.

1987    Review of Myth, cosmos and society by B Lincoln.  Man 22:  375-6.

1987    Review of The religions of the Hindu Kush: Vol. I  by K Jettmar.  JASO 18(3):  288-9.

1987    Review of Délivrance et convivialité by M C Mahias.  JASO 18(2):  191-2.

1987    Review of Uncertainty on a Himalayan scale by M Thompson, M Warburton and T Hatley.  Man 22: 770-1.

1987    Review of The inner conflict of tradition by J C Heesterman.  Indo-Iranian Journal 30(4): 306-9.

1988    Contemporary German social anthropology.  Anthropology Today 4(1):  22-3.

1988    Review of Comparative mythology by J Puhvel.  Man 23:  587.

1988    Review of Foundations of kinship mathematics by P-Hs Liu.  JASO 19(3):  296-8.

1989    Review of The flood myth ed. by A Dundes.  JASO 20(1):  75-7.

1989    Review of The Kinnaurese of the Himalayas by M K Raha and S N Mahato.  JASO 20(2):  193.

1989    Review of The Semsa and their habitat by D G Danda and S Ghatak. JASO 20(2):  193-4.

1989    Review of Les Tamang du Népal by B Steinmann.  Man 24: 547-8.

1989    Review of Frau für Fron by M Oppitz.  Man 24: 709-10.

1990    Review of Mitra-Varuna (trans) by G Dumézil.  Man 25: 155.

1990    Review of L'Espace du temple ed. by J-C Galey.  JASO 20(3): 278.

1990    Review of The dynamics of polyandry by N Levine.  Man 25(2): 365-6.

1990    Review of The cult of Draupadi I, mythologies: from Gingee to Kuruksetra by A Hiltebeitel. JASO 21(3): 327-329.

1991    Review of Prêtrise, pouvoirs et autorité en Himalaya ed. by V Bouillier and G Toffin.  Man 26(1): 173-4.

1991    Review of Mâitres et possédés by G Krauskopff.  Anthropos 86: 273-4.

1991    Review of The ritual of battle by A Hiltebeitel.  Man 26: 757-8.

1991    Review of Criminal gods and demon devotees ed. by A Hiltebeitel.  Man 26: 768-9.

1991    Review of Lieu de neige et de genévriers by P Dollfus.  BSOAS 54(1): 187-8.

1991    Review of Divine passions ed. by O Lynch.  South Asia Research  11(2): 198-9.

1992    Review of Emics and etics ed. by T N Headland, K L Pike, & M Harris.  History of the Human Sciences 5(2): 147-50.

1992    Review of High religion by S Ortner.  Am. Anth.  94: 967-8.

1992    Review of Nepal comp. by J Whelpton (with assistance).  JRAS (3rd series) 2: 477.

1993    Review of La relation frère-soeur by R Jamous.  Anthropos 88: 249-250.

1993    Review of Cognitive foundations of natural history by S Atran. JASO 24 (1): 89-91.

1994    Review of The cult of Draupadi II: on Hindu ritual and the goddess by A. Hiltebeitel.  JASO 25 (1): 119-121.

1994    Review of Marcel Mauss by Marcel Fournier.  Etudes Durkheimiennes 6: 19-20.

1994    Review of The broken world of sacrifice by J C Heesterman.  Man 29: 998-9.

1994    (recte 1996) Obituary: Lynn Teskey.  JASO 25(3): xii.

1995    Review of Comportement rituel et corps social en Asie (comp.) J Lagerwey. BSOAS 58 (1): 194.

1995    Review of Le palais et le temple by G Toffin.  BSOAS 58 (2): 394-5.

1996    Review of Comparatisme, mythologies, langages eds. C Vielle, P Swiggers, G Jucquois.  JASO 27(1): 66-7.

1997    Review of The householder’s world by J N Gray.  BSOAS 60 (1): 161-2.

1997    Review of Early Irish and Welsh kinship by T M Charles-Edwards.  J. History of the Behavioral Sciences 33 (1): 107-8.

1997    Review of Mauss hier et aujourd’hui, eds G Berthoud & G Busino. Durkheimian Studies, Etudes durkheimiennes 3: 109-112.

1997    Review of Indian religions in practice, ed. D Lopez.  JRAI 2 (4): 737-8.

1997    ‘Mauss, Marcel’, pp. 313-4 in Thomas Barfield ed. Dictionary of Anthropology, Oxford: Blackwell.

1998    Foreword (pp. 7-9) in Social separatism: Scheduled castes and the caste system by G. Prakasam.

1998    Review of Le mytho-cycle héroïque dans l’aire indo-européenne by C Vielle.  JRAS 8 (1): 104-6.

1999    Review of The pleasing of the gods: Meitei Lai Haraoba by S N Arambam Parratt and J Parratt.  BSOAS 62 (1): 160-1.

1999        Review of The Sanskrit epics by J Brockington. JRAS  9 (3): 445-6.

1999        Review of Female ascetics by W Sinclair-Brull.  BSOAS 62 (3): 582.

1999        (with W Pickering) Review of E Durkheim: lettres à Marcel Mauss, eds P Besnard & M Fournier.  Durkheimian Studies 5: 91-6.

1999        (note) Marcel Mauss: La Prière.  Durkheimian Studies 5: 60.

1999    Review of Theorizing about myth by R. Segal.  JASO 30,2: 198-200.

1999    Review of Old Celtic cultures from the Hindu Kush perspective by J Pstrusinska.  JASO: 200-201.

2000    Review of How to kill a dragon by C Watkins.  JRAI 6 (1):159-160.

2000    Comment: Marriage by capture. JRAI 6 (1): 135.

2000    Review of Splitting the difference: gender and myth in ancient Greece and India by W Doniger. JRAI 6 (2): 331-2.

2000    Review of E Durkheim: lettres à Marcel Mauss, eds P Besnard & M Fournier. Modern & contemporary France 8(3): 393-4.

2000        Comment:  Miller on Dumézil: the current state of play. Religion 30: 293-4.

2000        Review of Naxi and Moso ethnography, eds M Oppitz and E Hsu. European  Bulletin of Himalayan Research 19: 135-8.

2001    Review of Balarâma im Mahābhārata by A Bigger.  JRAS 10(3): 411-13.

2001    Review of Composing a tradition, eds M Brockington and P Schreiner. JRAS 11(2): 290-292.

2001    Review of Religious doctrines in the Mahābhārata by N. Sutton.  JRAS 11(2): 288-290.

2001        ‘Indoeuropäische Religionen’. Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 4th ed, 4: 110-1. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

2001    Review of L’Inde fabuleuse: le charme discret de l’exotisme français (XVIIe-XXe siècles) by J Assayag. JRAI 7: 790-1.

2002        Review of  La parole des dieux: rituels de possession en Himalaya indien by D Berti.  JRAI 8: 168-9.

2003    Review of Imagining Karma:  Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist and Greek Rebirth by  G Obeyesekere. H-Net:

2004    E-Interview. Pp. 31-38 in Nepal studies in the UK: conversations with practitioners, by Patyoush Onta.  Kathmandu: Chautari.

2004    Interview. ‘Who was Romulus? An interview with Wolfson comparative mythologist, Dr. Nick Allen’  by Frieda Klotz.  Romulus (The Wolfson College Common Room Magazine), 34-5.

2004    Review of Ancestral voices: oral ritual texts and their social contexts among the Mewahang Rai of East Nepal by M Gaenszle.  Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 129: 165-7.

2004    Revision of ‘Sir Herbert Risley’.  Oxford dictionary of national biography 47: 7-8.

2004    ‘Theodor Goldstücker’.  Oxford dictionary of national biography 22: 699-700.

2004    Review of Solidarietà e sacro: secolarizzazione e persistenza della religione nel discorso sociologico della modernità by M Rosati.  Durkheimian Studies 10:123-5.

2004    Review of Sociologie et anthropologie de Marcel Mauss by Camille Tarot.  Durkheimian Studies 10: 125-7.

2005    Review of Hero myths: a reader by R Segal. JASO 31,3 [for 2000]: 361-2.

2005    ‘MAUSS Marcel’. Pp. 441-3 in Dictionnaire de la pensée sociologique, eds. R Boudon, M Borlandi, M Cherkaoui & B Valade. Quadrige/ PUF.

2005    ‘Comment on Karstedt.’ Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 130: 331-3.

2007    Review of Indo-European poetry and myth by M. West. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.10.53.

in press ‘Indo-European traditions’ in Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, eds. D Cush, C Robinson & M York. RoutledgeCurzon. ISBN: 0700 712674


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