89 also a grant recipient for his work as part of the New Africa Theatre Project in South Africa. His experience in Africa led to his co-authorship of an article for The Brecht Yearbook and an abiding interest in world theatre. His current research focuses on the intersection of race, politics and art in apartheid era South Africa. His most recent work was presented at the International Federation for Theatre Research conference this past summer. SANVITA SAMPLE is a third year dual degree graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Departments of Public Affairs and Asian Studies. She also received her undergraduate degrees in Finance and Hindi from the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in Indian Politics and Hindi Literature. ELEANOR SHOREMAN is a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology Department at Boston University. Her dissertation research focuses on ecological and social anthropology in the Mississippi Delta, specifically on agriculture and the relationship between social and ecological history. The paper printed here was written as part of an investigation into rice cultures and agriculture around the world. It was inspired by the stories and writings of anthropologist Jane Hanks, to whom the paper is dedicated. KEELY SUTTON is a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas in Austin, in the Asian Studies Department. She received her Masterâ€™s degree in Religious Studies from Wake Forest University. Her areas of interest include, generally, the religions of India, and, specifically, religious interaction in the South Indian state of Kerala.