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Anthropology in North East India

Sarthak Sengupta (Author)

The inspiring collection of research articles accommodated in the present compilation includes eighteen contributions by eminent anthropologists focusing on various contemporary concerns relating to the status of women, gender and ethnicity, identity dynamics, cultural heritages, ethnoarchaeological aspects, the impact of Christianity, traditional village institutions, elderly health care perceptions, changes in tribal folklore, altitudinal stress among varied ethnic inhabitants of North East India. The volume covers an extensive canvass bringing together empirical research works and pinpoints the reality of the lifestyle of the people and is expected to grasp attention from a wide range of related academic disciplines and would provide information and inspiring thoughts to the academicians, researchers, administrators, policymakers and planners' about the region.

Contents: Preface. 1. Prehistoric Archaeological Research in Northeast India: A Critical Review/H. C. Mahanta. 2. The System of Village Council among Tribes of Northeast India: A Preliminary Appraisal/Dali Dutta and Sarthak Sengupta. 3. An Interface of Gender and Ethnicity in Northeast India: An Exploration/Lucy T. V. Zehol. 4. Salvage Ethnoarchaeological Research in Northeast India: Perspective and Practicality/Mayanglambam Mani Babu. 5. Bio-cultural Perspective of Reproductive Health among the Women of Northeast India/Juri Borah and Sarthak Sengupta. 6. Living on the Edge: The Missing Status of Mishing in Arunachal Pradesh/Ratna Tayeng. 7. Population Composition of the High and Low Altitude Monpa of Arunachal Pradesh/D. K. Adak, T. Baruah, P. Bharati, P. Kashyap, J. Phukan and P. Chetry. 8. Morpho-genetic and Behavioural Traits among the Sherdukpens of Arunachal Pradesh/Haobijam Vokendro S. 9. Spectrum of Vaishnavite Mask in the Majuli Island of Assam/Arifur Zaman. 10. Traditional Village Institutions of the Karbis of Assam/R.P. Athparia. 11. Association between Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure and Age: A Study among Ahoms of North Lakhimpur, Assam/M. Gogoi and G. Begum. 12. Elderly Health Care: Needs and Strategies for Services/Chandana Sarmah. 13. Maternal Mid Upper Arm Circumference before Delivery and Newborn Birth Weight among Paite of Churachandpur, Manipur/Evelyn Ngaithianven and R. K. Pathak. 14. Revisiting the Status of Tribal Women: Deconstructing Matriliny among the Khasi/Chandra Jyoti Sonowal. 15. Life in Melody: The Musical World of the Garo/Geetika Ranjan and Pynshailang Dohling. 16. The Role of Church in the Rise of Political Consciousness: The Mizoram Example/Rajat Kanti Das. 17. The Deeper Necessity: Folklore and the Lepchas/Sumitabha Chakraborty and Namgyal Lepcha. 18. Lifestyle Correlates of Metabolic Syndrome among a Tribal Population Inhabiting Sikkim, India/Barun Mukhopadhyay and Sovanjan Sarkar. Index.

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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 Anthropology in North East India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.03.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121214247
length 288p.