News | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 | sundanesecorner.org
Senior anthropologist of Padjadjaran University Kusnaka Adimihardja dies this morning in Bandung. He is 71. According to one of his close friends, his remains will be buried in Sumedang, West Java. His residence is in Cigadung, Bandung, at the northern part of the city.
Kusnaka was born in Panawangan, Ciamis, West Java, on 18 June 1940. He is the son of Rd. Toyib Adimihardja and Rd. Ratna Suhaemi. He spent his school years in Bandung. He was graduated from Department of Anthropology, Padjadjaran University, in 1969. From 1981 to 1983 he studied at Department of Prehistory and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, and wrote a thesis entitled ‘Ki Ardjo: A Wandering Spiritual Leader and His Followers in West Java’. His doctoral degree in the field of Social Anthropology was obtained at Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1990. His doctoral thesis was entitled Manusia Sunda dan Alam Lingkungannya: Suatu Kajian Mengenai Kehidupan Sosiobudaya dan Ekologi Komuniti Kasepuhan Desa Sirnarasa, Jawa Barat ‘Sundanese Men and Their Natural Milieu: A Study on the Sociocultural and Ecological Lifes of the Community of Kasepuhan Desa Sirnarasa, West Java’.