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Contemporary Anthropological Research in Eastern and North Eastern India

Sarthak Sengupta (Editor)

Since the nineteenth century, the Eastern and North Eastern part of India has drawn the attention of the anthropologists from different parts of the globe In this concise, affordable anthology, thirty-eight scholars have made use of their expertise knowledge in their respective subject domain to write lucid and thoroughly insightful chapters on contemporary anthropological studies dealing with varied anthropological dimensions; covering various tribes and castes from this expanse. Few young promising anthropologists could also participate in this venture.

This comprehensive volume features with an abundance of inimitable resources and extensive investigation on ethnography, prehistoric art, cosmopolitanism, indigenous health practices, religious traditions etc. The volume is extremely motivating, constructive and certainly serves up the curiosity of anthropologists and other social scientists both at the teaching and research level, as well as planners and policy makers with a concern about the ethnic groups of the region.

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About the author

Sarthak Sengupta

Dr. Sarthak Sengupta (b. 1955) RECEIVED his M.Sc. (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in anthropology rom Dibrugarh University and Gauhati University respectively. He also worked with the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong for quite some time and conducted intensive field studies among diverse tribes and castes in Qrunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. He has had to his own credit eight well knitted books on North East Indian tribes, and more than 135 original research papers published in various reputed nationial and international professioinal journals besides several chapters in edited volumes. He is an active life and executive member of several professional anthropological bodies and members of the editorial boards of Journals of Human Ecology, New Delhi; Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University; and Research Committee, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad.

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Title Contemporary Anthropological Research in Eastern and North Eastern India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.10.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121213585
length 306p., Tables; Figs.