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Genetic Demography and Anthropometry of Muria Tribe: Narayanur Muria, Bastar

S.S. Saha (Author)
Synopsis Muria of Narayapur, a subgroup of Muria tribe of Bastar of M.P. is a fascinating tribe of India. They inhabit the foot of Abujmarh hills almost isolated from the main stream. The Muria got prominence in anthropological literature after Verrier Elwin, an Anthropolgist of repute published an ethnographic report on their Gotul system. After Elwin it is an appreciable attempt by the author to bring out an elaborate account of the people. In the book demography of the Murias is highlighted by describing the structure of population, fertility, morality and migration. Their marriage and mating pattern as well as anthropometric characters have also been brought under the purview of study. However, main focus of the study aims at understanding the evolutinary status of the people. It is a rare attempt by a scholar to cover such a big sample of more than 5000 persons in an empirical study. This book is the outcome of about one year. The large sample size not only increase authenticity of the report but also helps to draw forceful conclusions. The study has generated some basic information on tribes and will be useful both for academicians and administrators. The book will be also useful to the institutions like population research centres, health and family welfare training centres, health and family welfare training centres. University departments of Anthropology, sociology, Demography, besides the Tribal Welfare Departments and implementation programmes as Ministery of Human Resource Development.
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About the author

S.S. Saha

Dr. Swapan S. Saha (b. 1950) obtained M.SC. and Ph.D.degree in Anthropology from the Calcutta University. He has 15 years research experience in different remote tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, Including Ladakh. The Scheduled Tribes covered by him in Madhya Pradesh are Muria, Bhaina, Bhunijia, Pao, Biar, Dhanwar, Majhwar, Halba and Bhatta. He was a member of the study team deputed by Office of the Registar General, India to conduct ethnic surveyin Jammu and Kashmir to identify tribal communities. Among the Scheduled Tribe studied by him in Ladakh region and Changpa, Beda and Garra. Hisfields of interest are Demography, Ethnograhy and Population Health. He joined Office of the Registar General, India, Govt, of India and is serving as Investigator in that Organisation. He has published journal and other in a prestigious volume published in the form of Proceedings of an International Conference on Man and Environment.

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Title Genetic Demography and Anthropometry of Muria Tribe: Narayanur Muria, Bastar
Author S.S. Saha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1993
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170993016
length xii+169p., Figures; Tables; Appendices; Maps; References; Index; 22cm.