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Tribal Life in Northeast India: Ethno-Cultural Practices and Reproductive Health Issues

Narendra Singh (Editor) Sarit K. Chaudhuri (Editor)

The volume contains twenty articles contributed by the participants at the Indian Anthropology Congress: 2016 under the auspices of Indian National Confederation and Academy and Anthropologists, organised by the Department of Anthropology, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Diphu, in association with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, during February 21–23, 2016.

Contents: Introduction. Part I: Culture and Society. 1. Multi-ethnic Movements in the Cultural Pluralism of Manipur/Thiyam Rabikanta Singh. 2. Living on the Edge: An Anthropological Study on the Mishing of Arunachal-Assam Borders/Ratna Tayeng. 3. Knowing the Less-known: An Ethnographic Exploration of the Bangru Community in Arunachal Pradesh/Tame Ramya. 4. Land alienation among the Mising Tribe: A Case of Dhemaji District in Assam/Tanuj Tayeng. 5. The Marriage System and Religious Beliefs and Practices among the Ponthais of Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh/Bikimoni Gogoi and Satyawati Mili. 6. Death and Disposal among the Sonowal Kacharis: Some Observations/Biplob Bhuyan and Anand Sharma. 7. Tourism and Oral Tradition; Encountering Economy: A Study among the Konyak Nagas of Longwa Village of Mon District in Nagaland/Dibyajyoti Das. 8. Ethnographic Profile of the Tawang Monpa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh/Jyotismrita Phukan. Part II: Reproductive Health Behaviour. 9. Social Problems and Stigmas Related to Women Mental Illness: A Study of Patients Admitted at Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam/Afsana Shabnam and Somnath Sonowal. 10. HIV/AIDS in Meghalaya: Issues and Challenges/Baphinda S. Thangkhiw. 11. Functional Abilities of the Ageing Tiwas of Morigaon District, Assam/Barnali Das. 12. Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services and Effect of Some Bio-Social Covariates on Prenatal Wastages and Infant Mortality among the Rengma Naga Women of Karbi Anglong, Assam/Melody Seb Rengma and S. Sengupta. 13. Reproductive Healthcare Practices among the Idu Mishmi Women of Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh/Rakhi Rani Das and Deepanjana Dutta Das. 14. Reproductive Factors and Risk of Cervical Cancer in Manipur–A Case-control Study/Arundhati Devi Maibam and M. Shyamchand Meitei. 15. Maternal Overweight and Obesity during Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes: An Overview/Ak. Bojen Meetei and M. Monoranjan Singh. Part III: Ethno Medicine and Health Care Practices. 16. Ethno-medicinal Practices of the Sonowal Kacharis of Lakhimpur District, Assam, with Special Reference to Childcare/Ritamoni Konch, R and Ajit K Tamuli. 17. Ethno-medicinal Practices among the Mishings of Assam: An Anthropological Study/Somnath Sonowal and Afsana Shabnam. 18. Ethnomedicine and Primary Healthcare Practices among the Karbis of Assam/Kh. Narendra Singh. 19. A Study on Ethno-medicinal use for Pre- and Post-natal care among the Kaibartas of Assam/Jyoti Hazarika and S. Sengupta. 20. Traditional Healthcare Practices in Nongpok Sekmai, Manipur/Keisham Ingocha Singh and Mayanglambam Manibabu Singh. Index.

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Narendra Singh

The Author Narendra Singh is academically qualified as B.Com and a Fellow Member of Institute of Cost & works Accountants of India. He is in the employment of SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant in the capacity of General Manager (F&A). He has written three books, two on Projects and one on "Strategic Management and Marketing". His another book "Advanced Financial Management" is under preparation. The Author has found that the basic fundamental principles and ideals of life as brought out by these great souls of the country and universe and also great divine books by these great souls are very very true and he has started practicing the same throughout his entire life after the realized the basics of the life.

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Title Tribal Life in Northeast India: Ethno-Cultural Practices and Reproductive Health Issues
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121213752
length 299p.