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From Highland to Island: Aspects of Culture of Some Indian Communities

Manis Kumar Raha (Author) Palas Chandra Coomar (Author)
Synopsis India is a vast country where a large number of 'communities' or 'ethnic groups' are found to live. They inhabit in the high Himalayas, in the plains and also in the islands. The present book highlights different aspects of culture of some of these 'communities' or 'ethnic groups' inhabiting the Himalayan region, in the central and eastern parts of India and also in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The readers of this book will have a good idea about the people and their Culture in different areas from the great Himalayas to the bay Islands and will have scope to judge the unity and diversity of culture of the people of the different areas of India.
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About the authors

Manis Kumar Raha

Dr. Manis Kumar Raha graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1956 and passed Special Honours in Anthropology in 1958. He obtained his M.Sc. (1960) and Ph.D. Degrees (1971) in Anghropology from this University. He served the Cultural Research Institute, Government of West Bengal 1962-70 before joining Anthropological Survey of India in 1970 as an Anghropologist (Cultural). After serving this pioneering organization of anthropological research in different capacities, he retired as the Joint Director in 1995. Dr. Raha has written / edited sixteen books, over ninety research papers and over forty book reviews. He is attached to different research and other organizations in different capacities. He is the editor of the Journal of Human and Environmental Sciences, Managing Editor of Man and Life. Associate Editor, Journal of Indian Anthropological Society, Member, Editorial Board, Culture and Psychology. Dr. Raha has been elected as the President, Anthrolopogy and Archaeology Section of 83rd Indian Science Congress (1995-96)

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Palas Chandra Coomar

Palas Chandra Coomer, M.Sc, PhD, (b-1956) is at present working as the Deputy Director, Directorate of census Operation, west Bengal. Earlier he was in the Anthropological Survey of India. He undertook research work among different tribal and non-tribal communities in different parts of India. He is also the paper setter and examiner of post graduate and PhD students of different universities. He has also published a number of books and articles. Some of his important books ate tribal India in 2001 (with Dr. M.K. Raha), Polyandry in India (with Dr. M.K. Raha), Migration and Social Change.

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Bibliographic information

Title From Highland to Island: Aspects of Culture of Some Indian Communities
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Mohit Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174453725
length xxii+375p., Tables; Figures; References; 23cm.
Subjects Reference