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Nicotine Water to Heroin

 
Shibani Roy (Author) S.H.M. Rizvi (Author)
Synopsis Heroin-the dreaded drug is a rather new entrant in the ballucinogenic traditions (madak sanskriti) present in India while nicotine water (Tuibuk) and opium (kani) are already a part of tribal cultural matrix. This microscopic case-study of the South District of Manipur highlights the use of various traditional and on traditional psychotropic substances. The mind boggling findings have been supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data collected during extensive exploration in the region during 1969-1984. the study is multifaceted: it attempts to conceptualize human behaviour with respect to the intake of mind manifesting drug: it treats the subject from anthropological perspective; it studies the land and people from economic and sociological points of view; and, it unravels drug trafficking in the north-east border areas. It is a serious study on a serious subject but devoid of technical jargon and, it unravels drug trafficking in the north-east border areas. It is a serious study on a serious subject but devoid of technical jargon and , as such, besides researchers, general readers shall also find it accessible.
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About the authors

Shibani Roy

Shibani Roy was born and brought up at Delhi. Her schooling had been at the Lady Irwin School and Post-School studies from Miranda House. She received her B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Anthropology in 1967 and Master Degree from the same Discipline specializing in SocialAnthropology. After a year of research work in the field of "Consanguinity among Muslims of North India", she joined department of Anthropology as a Ph.D. student in 1970 and was awarded the Ph.D. Degree in 1976. She was a part-time lecturer in Lady Irwin college, New Delhi, teaching post graduate classes during 1972-73. She was the recipient of senior research fellowship of C.S.I.R. for her project entitled "Changes in value Orientation of contemporary Muslims" carried out amongst the Bohras of Bombay. Her articles in Hindustan Times and Youth Times equally provoked the social scientists and laymen and made them have a new perspective towards this minority community. From 1976 to 1978 she had been actively engaged in a project on female fertility financed by World Health Organization. The entire work had been centred around Rajput Women of Rajasthan. At present she is holding the post of Assistant Anthropologist (Cultural) with the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India. She has participated in national and international seminars and has a few publication to her credit in the field of Muslim women. Dr. Shibani roy has further stepped into the secluded privacy of the Muslims by marrying a Muslim fellow anthropologist and has a daughter.

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S.H.M. Rizvi

Syed Hasan Mujtaba Rizvi, Ph.D. (Delhi) trained in Physical Anthropology at Universities of Saugar and Delhi has received training in Method and Techniques in Human Cytrogenetics and DNA Polymorphism, remains engaged in anthropological research since 1969. A fervent advocate of holistic tradition in Anthropological Research, he has blended the physical aspect of Man in such a fashion that the fusion has become the hallmark of his more than three decades of research. He has been closely associated with Dr. Shibani Roy and has been co-author too of many treatises, they as a team, wrote in the span of more than three decades. His book on Mina- A Ruling Tribe of Rajasthan was the pioneer study in Social Biology of the largest tribe of Rajasthan. Currently he is associated with Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India and posted in Central Regional Centre.

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Title Nicotine Water to Heroin
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1986
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170182772
length xiii+192p., Maps; Tables; Figures; Glossary; References; Plates; Index; 23cm.