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Medical Geography of Indian Tribes

Shiv Kumar Tiwari (Author)
Synopsis Medical Geography of Indian Tribes is an attempt to convey to the readers that the poor tribals, even if they live nearer to the nature suffer from all sorts of diseases, the other people suffer. The tribal communities suffer two groups of diseases. The first group includes those diseases which have their origin in the poverty and backwardness other group of diseases include those diseases which they have contracted from modern civilization. Often some dreaded diseases are now endemic to the tribal areas. It is a social necessity that there should be fresh review about the food habits, living conditions and state of awareness of the tribal communities, as all these are basically responsible for the ill health of our countrymen who live in the forests.
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About the author

Shiv Kumar Tiwari

Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari (1941) took his B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) degrees in First Division. He is the first Ph.D. recipient in Geography from Jabalpur University and the first Indian geographer to successfully complete a doctorate research in Biogeography. He has worked in Government Post-Graduate Colleges of Madhya Pradesh since 1964 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. He now holds the post of Head of the Department of Tribal Studies in Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Dr. Tiwari has so far authored more than a dozen books in diverse academic fields. His books Readings in Indian Zoogeography Zoogeography of India and South East Asia and Zoogeography of Indian Amphibians are widely recognized works in the field of Zoogeography. He has four times been assigned to write books for collegiate education by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.The Rajgond his fifth book in this field, was also published by Agam Kal Prakasan (1992). Dr. Tiwari has written many research papers, general articles and monographs. He has so far directed six research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. His works have been acknowledged by National and International Research Institutes like RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), Smithsonian Institute of Woodrow Wilson Centre, USA and University College, London, UK.

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Title Medical Geography of Indian Tribes
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sarup & Sons
Language: English
isbn 8176251852
length xviii+280p., Tables; Maps; 22cm.