Cremation: India

Arnold, D. 2017

‘Burning issues: cremation and incineration in Modern India’, NTM [Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin], 24:4, 393-419.

Arnold, D. 2021

Burning the Dead: Hindu Nationhood and the Global Construction of Indian Tradition, Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Chakraborty, I. & Banerjee, S. 2020

‘Challenges for designing of Hindu crematorium in Puri, Oshida’, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 7:8, 1353.

Parry, J. 1994

Death in Banaras, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Randeria, S. 1989

‘Carrion and corpses: conflict in categorizing untouchability in Gujarat’, European Journal of Sociology, 30, 171-91.


The Cemetery Research Group runs two events a year: in May and in November. Follow the links and send in an abstract