Professor Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah passed away on the January 20, 2014 at the age 84. Stanely J. Tambiah was the Esther and Sidney Rabb Research Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University (1954). Having served as a UNESCO technical assistance expert in Thailand from 1960 to 1963, he joined the faculty at the University of Cambridge, where he taught for ten years, and was a Fellow of King’s College. He went to the University of Chicago in 1973 as a tenured professor, and joined Harvard University in 1976. We publish below an interview of Stanley Tambiah by Alan Macfarlane. Filmed by Michael Madha at the A.S.A. Decenial Conference in Cambridge, 1983.