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The Shompen: A Vanishing Tribe of the Great Nicobar Island

S.N.H. Rizvi (Author)
Synopsis The Shompen of Great Nicobar Island are seminomadic forest dwellers of Mongoloid stock. This monograph by Dr. S.N.H. Rizvi is the outcome of four years of fieldwork and explores various aspects of Shompen life, including their identification population distribution, demographic features and state of health. Their social structure is examined in terms of the family, their life cycle from conception to death described along with associated rituals, and their economic organization discussed in relation to hunting, food gathering horticulture and the barter system. This study should prove useful to scholars, researchers, administrators and planners interested in the study and development of tribal communities.
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About the author

S.N.H. Rizvi

Dr. S.N.H. Rizvi, M.A., Ph.D., is Anthropologist and Head of Office, Anthropological Survey of India, Camp Office, New Delhi. He has to his credit long years of experience into anthropological research. He is author of two books: 'Medical Anthropology of the Jaunsaris Nathern Book centre, New Delhi, 1991 and "The Shompen: A Vanishing Tribe of Great Nicobar Island, Seagull Books, Kolkata. He has to his credit about two dozen published papers/articles in different Journals Books.

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Title The Shompen: A Vanishing Tribe of the Great Nicobar Island
Author S.N.H. Rizvi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170460751
length iii+54p.