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Doyens of Indian Anthropology


The discipline anthropology is Science of man. One has to understand man or human-being through various dimensions viz. social-cultural attributes, through physical aspect of human-being and its antecedents through palaeo-anthropological approach. The administrators of British India strongly felt that they could only smoothly rule this sub-continent if they were able to know the diverse religious beliefs, customs, customary laws and habits of Indian citizens. Because in this sub-continent diverse cultural attributes with diverse ethnic boundary are harmoniously maintained and well respected. Our cultural heritage is signature with diversity.Under this backdrop how anthropological knowledge was helpful for the then administrators of British Government and accordingly the experts were inducted for good governance of the people under their administrative control. The present treatise is a compilation of some western scholars who studied various Indian villages, which were helpful for the then British administrators. Following these trend there were a number of Indian scholars during this 100 years from 1920-2019, whose contributions in anthropological domain cannot be ignored. Lastly, the forthcoming vision of Anthropology in our country is also dealt. This book will not only helpful for the students but also it will give light to present administrators of various States of our country for understanding the society through anthropological knowledge for better execution of developmental work under their control.  

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Title Doyens of Indian Anthropology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788193845783
length 224p.