Kees Bolle, born in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, in 1927. Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Fellow (1 September 1980 – 31 July 1981)
I completed 246 pages of the manuscript for a book entitled ‘Draupadi’: The story of a goddess, containing elaborate discussions of the myths, rites and symbols of the village goddesses in South India. It also deals with the cult of the goddess in modern times.