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People of India: Andhra Pradesh (Volume 13, In 3 Parts)

N.V.K. Rao (Editor) S. Yaseen Saheb (Editor) K.S. Singh (Editor)
Synopsis The Anthropological Survey of India launched the people of India project on October2, 1985 to generate an anthropological profile of all communities of India, the impact on them of change and the development processes and the links that bring them together. As part of this all-India project, the ethnographic survey of all communities of present-day Andhra Pradesh was taken up in collaboration with local scholars. The results of the survey were discussed at workshops held in Mysore in July 1987 and later. The identity of the Andhra, which goes back to 6th century B.C., has evolved through history. This identity is now defined, inter alia, by language, territory, couture, cuisine, folklore, life-cycle ceremonies and local forms of religion. Andhra Pradesh has the largest number of communities in India (386), including the largest number of artisans and non-pastoralist nomads. Its ecology explains the presence of numerous tribes, including the primitive groups, peasants, pastoralis
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About the authors

N.V.K. Rao

The late N.V. Kameswara Rao, Anthropologist (Cultural), was the first State coordinator.

S. Yaseen Saheb

Shaik Yaseen Saheb, Anthropologist (Physical), is the present coordinator and editor.

K.S. Singh

K.S. Singh, a senior member of the Indian Administrative Service spent many years serving among and studying backward communities in central India. He held several important assignments including the directorship of Anthropological Survey of India. Author of the well known work Birsa Munda and His Movement in Chotanagpur he edited a large number of books on Indian tribes. He was general editor of the multi-volume People of India series of Anthropological Survey of India. He died in 2006.

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Title People of India: Andhra Pradesh (Volume 13, In 3 Parts)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176710067
length lxx+684p.; lxx+685-1448p.; lxx+1449-2155p., Appendix: Glossary; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 24cm.