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Between Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin and the Tribal Question in India

 
T.B. Subba (Editor) Sujit Som (Editor)
Synopsis Between Ethnography and Fiction brings together essays by sixteen scholars of various disciplines to re-examine the work of Verrier Elwin in the fields of tribal literature, tribe and non-tribe relationship, tribal development policies, missionaries and conversion, myths and legends, art and craft, etc. Elwin is undoubtedly one of the most controversial as well as influential anthropologies of the twentieth century. The essays included here are therefore both appreciative and critical.
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About the authors

T.B. Subba

Dr. T.B.Subba (b. 1957) is at present Professor & Head of the Department of Anthropology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Apart from this responsibility he is also the Editor of North-Easter Hill University Publications and Core Group Member of Regional Centre for National Afforestation and Eco-Department under the Ministry of Environment and forests, Government of India. Professor Subba was a gold medallist in M.A. , was awarded CISRS and UGC Junior Research Fellowships, and was the winner of Homi Bhabha Fellowship during 1992-94. Professor Subba has published more than six books and 40 research papers in various journals and edited volumes. Some of his publications have been widely cited and discussed in various newspapers. He is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Human Ecology and NEHU Journal of Social Science and Humanities.

Sujit Som

Dr. Sujit Som retired as Director-in-Charge of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal. He has actively promoted anthropological and folkloristic research in India and contributed significantly to the development of museums in the country. He has co-edited several books in the fields of museology, anthropology and folklore. He is also associated with the Bhimbetka World Rock Art Heritage and the Majuli World Heritage Site.

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Title Between Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin and the Tribal Question in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8125028129
length viii+260p., Notes; References; Index; 23cm.