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Doranne Jacobson

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As an anthropologist specializing in the study of India, Doranne Jacobson has greatly enjoyed exploring the complexities of South Asian cultures for many years. Doranne is Director of International Images, a consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and has lived a total of more than six years in India, conducting extensive research on social change and gender roles. She speaks Hindi, India'’s national language, and is the author of many books and articles on India. She is also a widely-published photographer. She has led many highly successful tours to India and other parts of Asia.

What Our Travelers Say

[Doranne] was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, unflaggingly engaged with the group -- the best I have ever experienced.

- Janet M., N. India’s Royal Rajasthan traveler

Doranne is so knowledgeable about India and was a valuable asset on this trip.

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler, Northern India’s Royal Rajasthan

Very knowledgeable on the topic of Indian cultures and village life. Enthusiastic leader, continuously engaged in dialogue with tour participants; responsive to diverse range of questions/topics about socio-political context.

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler, Northern India’s Royal Rajasthan

Best lecturer ever. She was a joy to have on the tour.

- Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler, Northern India’s Royal Rajasthan

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Upcoming Tours

Northern India’s Royal Rajasthan

14 days | Starting at: $9,950
Feb 15, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017

Featuring the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Train
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