Marine Carrin is Emeritus Research Director (CNR S) at the Center for Social Anthropology in Toulouse. She has worked on the Santals and the tribes of India and on the worship of the bhuta in Karnataka. She is the author of three books on Santal, including Parler des dieux: Discours rituel santal entre l’oral et l’écrit (2015). She has co-edited several books on sandalwood texts, ethnicity, transmission, and entry into writing. M. Carrin is currently preparing a book on indigenous knowledge and edits l’Encyclopédie des religions des peuples indigènes d’Asie du Sud (Brill). She is also planning to publish a book on rites and communities in South Kanara.