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Doyens of Indian Anthropology (1920-2019) Part-3

Amitabha Sarkar (Author)

To know about Man one must go among men. There is no other alternative. Perhaps it is the key contribution anthropology has made to Science. Under this backdrop anthropologists tend to deal with societies on the basis of his close first hand observation and this is one o the important tools to the field through which anthropologists can gather information about other human societies. In India anthropology was introduced by the administrators of British India, who strongly felt that they could only smoothly rule this sub-continent, if they were able to know the diverse cultural attributes of Indian citizens; because in this sub-continent diverse cultural attributes with diverse ethnic boundary are harmoniously living and are well respected.  Anthropological knowledge is very much helpful in administration for good and fruitful governance. _ e present volume is a continuous of earlier two volumes with same title and published in 2019 and 2020 from the same publishing house at Delhi and compilation of some more Indian Anthropologists ( along with least known contemporary) who studied various tribal / ethnic groups / villages / or in a cultural zones during the period 1920-2019and their contributions are / were like ‘drops of water make ocean’, made the discipline a strong praiseworthy foothold which is expected to inspire the present generation for their future journey in anthropology. _ is treatise also dealt with information which is faded memories of anthropological organization at Calcutta during 1920-2019. Lastly, how anthropological Knowledge is helpful in understanding and analyzing a culture of forest based tribe has also been dealt in detail for the benefit of students, Go’s and government officials for execution of any developmental plan in those areas. this book will not only helpful for the students and faculty members of various institutions 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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About the author

Amitabha Sarkar

Dr. Amitabha Sarkar has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Calcutta University. His valuable empirical research in the arena of anthropology is ethnography, primitive art, culture change with special emphasis on the impact of industrialization and cultural ecology. Dr. Sarkar has published two books – Toto: Society and Change, and Dhodia: Industrialisation and Change in a Primitive Community. About twenty-six research papers have appeared so far in various leading scientific journals. He was nominated by the American Biographical Institute, Inc. U.S.A. and is a recipient of the Man of the Year, 1994, an international diploma of Cultural Honor and the 20th Century Achievement award. He joined the Anthropological Survey of India in 1977 and is serving as the Anthropologist and Head of the Department at the Anthropological Survey of India in Jagdalpur, Bastar (Madhya Pradesh).

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Title Doyens of Indian Anthropology (1920-2019) Part-3
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.02.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788195009817
length 282p., 25cm.