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Anthropology of Development: Commemoration Volume in the Honour of Professor I.P. Singh

R. Malhotra (Author)
Synopsis Of late, a mounting awareness is being shown to applied aspects of anthropology. While the awareness helps to highlight the problems, it alone is no answer to the pressing issues mankind is besieged with, Inevitable, what must follow is a detailed scientific analysis to evolve relevant strategies for solution of the problem. This only would in turn, lead to sustainable development. The canvas of ‘anthropology of development is indeed multi-displinary and trans-sectoral and the book attempts to look at development and problems of development by involving human biologists and social scientists. There are twenty: Human Biology and Development Anthropology and topics covered and growth, human pigmentation, mate selection, inheritance, fertility, and the social problems like justice for tribals, Nehru’s views on tribal development, planning Nehru’s views on the tribal development, planning for development etc. Among the contributors are distinguished scholars like J.M. Tanner, G.A. Harrison, N. Wolans, E. Sunderland, D.F. Roberts, r.s. Mann, S.K. Mahapatra, Bhupinder Singh etc. Both stimulating and authoritative, this volume provides the reader with alternative new approaches towards highlighting and answering some of the most critical biological and social problems facing our society.
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About the author

R. Malhotra

Dr. R. Malhotra (b. 1950) has been an active researcher on Himalayan populations. He has conducted extensive field work and published a number of bio anthropological papers on various groups living in Himachal Pradesh. He was closely associated with the Human Adaptability project on “Study of anthropological variability in selected populations living under varied climatic conditions in Himalayas” lnitiated under the aegis of International Biological Programme. He also subbmitted his dociorate thesis on :A study of physical growth and developmental status of a high altitude living population in the Himalayas.” Besides his interest in altitude adaptation, the other areas in which Dr. Malhotra has contributed are demography, dermato-glyphics and tribal welfare. These interests are well reflected through his book entitled “The Indian Islanders: An Anthropological perspective , and numerous other research papers. Dr. Malhotra is currently attached to Anthropological Survey of India, Dehradun and to one of those few anthropologists who have conducted and supervised researches on various populations spread over the remote corners of the Indian sub-continent.

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Title Anthropology of Development: Commemoration Volume in the Honour of Professor I.P. Singh
Author R. Malhotra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170993288
length xii+284p., Figures; Tables; Index; 22cm.