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About

Research Context

India

Research Interests

Heritage | security | urban space | religion

Institutional Subunit

ISCTE

Biographical Note

Vera Lazzaretti studied Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology in Italy and holds a Ph.D. in Indian and Tibetan Studies from the University of Turin (2013). Before joining CRIA, she worked at the University of Milan, the University of Oslo and the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University. Vera’s main field site is urban north India, and her research interests include the anthropology of space and place; religion and politics; contested heritage; securitisation and policing; inter-religious violence; religious offence; pilgrimage; Hindu nationalism; and ethnography.

All projects

Data updated on 23-01-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2021/10/01-2027/09/30

Security and heritage: Alignments and collusions of two global leitmotifs

2020.02275.CEECIND/CP1634/CT0001

Principal investigator

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2017/10/01-2019/09/30

The burden of security. Exploring spatial regulation of religious offence and the geographies of enforcement

10200655

Post-doc Fellow

Universitetet i Oslo Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk

Financiers: Norges forskningsråd

2015/10/01-2016/07/31

Waterscapes of Banaras

5243687

Post-doc Fellow

Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg Sudasien-Institut

Financiers: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

2015/06/01-2017/09/30

Evolution and transformations of local urban pilgrimage in Varanasi

1001000

Post-doc Fellow

Università degli Studi di Milano

Financiers: Università degli Studi di Milano

2010/01/01-2013/05/29

"When the copy darkens the model. Study on spatial transposition and Banaras: the case of jyotirlingas".

9999999

PhD Student Fellow

Università degli Studi di Torino

Financiers: Università degli Studi di Torino

2009/01/01-2009/12/31

History and mythological transmission in the temple of Gauri Kedareshvar in Varanasi

45673

Other

Financiers: Fondazione Cariplo; Università degli Studi di Milano

Highlighted Publications

Data updated on 16-01-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal article

New monuments for the new India: heritage-making in a 'timeless city'

Lazzaretti, Vera, International Journal of Heritage Studies. 1085 - 1100. 11. 27. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2021.1954055 . 10.1080/13527258.2021.1954055 . PublishedInternational Journal of Heritage Studies

Book chapter

The boundary within: Demolitions, dream projects and the negotiation of Hinduness in Banaras

Lazzaretti, Vera, Spaces of Religion in Urban South Asia. Routledge. 2021. Published

Journal article

Religious Offence Policed: Paradoxical Outcomes of Containment at the Centre of Banaras, and the 'Know-How' of Local Muslims

Lazzaretti, Vera, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 584 - 599. 3. 44. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2021.1923760 . 10.1080/00856401.2021.1923760 . PublishedSouth Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies

Journal article

Making the story new. Individuals, variations and embodiment in local urban pilgrimage

Lazzaretti, Vera, Rivista degli Studi Orientali. 165 - 182. fasc. I-II. XCII. 2019. PublishedRivista degli Studi Orientali


All Publications

Data updated on 23-01-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal issue

Containing religious offence beyond the courts.

South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 3. 44. 06-2021. Published

Book chapter

Water And Conflicts Around Religious Heritage: Oscillations Between Centre And Periphery?

Lazzaretti, Vera, Split Waters The Idea of Water Conflicts. Luisa Cortesi; K.J.Joy. 2021. Published

Journal article

New monuments for the new India: heritage-making in a 'timeless city'

Lazzaretti, Vera, International Journal of Heritage Studies. 1085 - 1100. 11. 27. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2021.1954055 . 10.1080/13527258.2021.1954055 . Published

Book chapter

The boundary within: Demolitions, dream projects and the negotiation of Hinduness in Banaras

Lazzaretti, Vera, Spaces of Religion in Urban South Asia. Routledge. 2021. Published

Journal article

Religious Offence Policed: Paradoxical Outcomes of Containment at the Centre of Banaras, and the 'Know-How' of Local Muslims

Lazzaretti, Vera, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 584 - 599. 3. 44. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2021.1923760 . 10.1080/00856401.2021.1923760 . Published

Journal article

The Burden of Security: Moral Frictions and Everyday Policing in a Contested Religious Compound

Lazzaretti, Vera, Journal of Extreme Anthropology. 74 - 93. 1. 4. 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/jea.7526 . 10.5617/jea.7526 . Published

Book chapter

Sacred wells of Banaras: Glorifications, Ritual practices and Healing

Lazzaretti, Vera, Sacred Waters: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells. Celeste Ray. Routledge. 2020. Published

Book chapter

Paradoxes of Heritage

Lazzaretti, Vera, Ways of Worship. Radhika Chopra. Penguin Random House. Delhi, India. 2020. Published

Journal article

Making the story new. Individuals, variations and embodiment in local urban pilgrimage

Lazzaretti, Vera, Rivista degli Studi Orientali. 165 - 182. fasc. I-II. XCII. 2019. Published

Book review

Banaras Reconstructed: Architecture and Sacred Space in a Hindu Holy City

Lazzaretti, Vera, 2018. Published

Book

Qui e altrove. Divinità trasposte, pellegrinaggi sostitutivi e immaginazione geografica nell’India del Nord (‘Here and elsewhere. Transposed deities, substitute pilgrimages and geographic imagination in north India’)

Lazzaretti, Vera, Biblioteca di Studi Antropologici, Edizioni Unicopli.. Milan, Italy. 2018. Published

Book chapter

Jnanavapi tra etnografia e storia: note di una ricerca su un pozzo sacro al centro dei pellegrinaggi locali di Varanasi

Lazzaretti, Vera, Anantaratnaprabhava. Studi in onore di Giuliano Boccali. Ledizioni. 2017. Published

Book chapter

Waterscapes in transition: past and present reshape of sacred water places in Banaras

Lazzaretti, Vera, Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia. Baghel, Ravi; Stepan, Lea. Routledge. 2017. Published

Book

Varanasi

Lazzaretti, Vera, Unicopli. Milan, Italy. 2016. Published

Journal article

Questioning Meaningful Layers of Locality in a Pan-Indian tirtha

Lazzaretti, Vera, Cracow Indological Studies. 119 - 144. 18. 18. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.12797/cis.18.2016.18.06 . 10.12797/cis.18.2016.18.06 . Published

Journal article

Constructing the eternal city of light through history and society: evolution of the image of Kashi in the Eighteenth-Twentieth century picture maps

Lazzaretti, Vera, Cracow Indological Studies. 1. 14. 2013. Published

Journal article

Banaras jyotirlingas: constitution and transformations of a transposed divine group and its pilgrimage

Lazzaretti, Vera, Kervan, International Journal of Afro-Asian Studies. 17. 2013. Published

Book chapter

Repetition and adaptation: narrative style of the Kashikedaramahatmya

Lazzaretti, Vera, Stylistic devices in Indian literature and art. Quaderni di Acme. 2013. Published

Book review

Banaras. Urban forms and cultural histories

Lazzaretti, Vera, 2013. Published

Journal article

Considerazioni antropologiche sulla trasposizione spaziale: voci e strategie di Kedar ji, un jyotirlinga di Varanasi

Lazzaretti, Vera, Quaderni Asiatici. 104. 2013. Published

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