Sixty Years of Asking Questions
Joe Elder, Professor, Sociology and Languages and Cultures of Asia
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Joe and his bride Joann sailed to India in 1951 to teach English in high schools in Tamilnadu. After they returned from India, Joe decided his Master's thesis at Oberlin College would ask the question: "What happens to the caste system among Indian Christians?" Efforts to answer that question led Joe to sixty years asking further questions about India. In this talk Joe will describe some of the subsequent questions he has asked - and some of the surprises along the way.