Overview for Encyclopaedia of South-Asian Tribes (In 10 Volumes)
The people of South Asia includes a very large number of primitive tribes who subsists on hunting, fishing and simple form of agriculture. These people are called aboriginal tribes. The tribal groups are presumed to form the oldest ethnological sector of South Asian population. There are apparent cultural differences and traditional practices among the life style of South Asian tribes, but historically, there is a basic unity in thought and philosophy among these people born and brought up in environment of diversity through length and breadth. This encyclopaedia includes their tribal demography, their way of life, customs & religious beliefs, habitat, mores and traditions, social affinities, appearances, dresses and ornaments, weapons, houses, pedigrees, cult and worship, superstitions, languages, occupations, festivals, cultural and social characteristics and artistic inheritance. More than an academic exercise, this encyclopaedia represents a vast range of sources of both published as well as unpublished materials. In presenting this work, help is taken from the works of great anthropologists of distinction, especially, J. H. Hutton, S. C. Roy, and K. S. Singh It is a pioneering attempt to provide a comprehensive research and study of the South Asian Tribes. This Encyclopaedia is vast collection of essays of more than thousand renowned scholars.
Satinder Kumar (Author)
Dr. Satinder Kumar, Ph. D., has had brilliant academic record. A keen researcher, he has more than seven years experience in tribal research. Besides a brief stint of teaching at college level, he is currently engaged in social activities amongst different tribal groups in India.