Francesco Brighenti

Portrait of Francesco   Brighenti

Francesco Brighenti is an independent researcher specializing in South and Southeast Asian studies, based in Venice (Italy).

His Phd (History) thesis at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (India), dealt with Śakti cult in Orissa [Odisha] (1997) and was later expanded into a book (Shakti Cult in Orissa, New Delhi, D.K.Printworld, 2001).He has published on tantric and magic practices around Monsoon Asia, for instance 'Buffalo sacrifice and mortuary ritual in tribal cultures of Monsoon Asia/Sacrificio del bufalo e rituale mortuario nelle culture tribali dell'Asia monsonica' (2005 abstract here. A revised edition of the 2003 Italian version.).