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India: An Illustrated Atlas of Tribal World

Hrisikesh Mandal (Author) Sumit Mukherjee (Author) Archana Datta (Author)
Synopsis This "Ilustrated Atlas of Tribal World" provides a comprehensive picture on the distribution of 418 tribal communities all over India. In addition, a brief account of major tribes of the states or union territories has been discussed highlighting their major concentration, language spoken by them, social organisation, traditional primary occupation, religion and education. The Atlas contains 31 Plates. Out of those, 4 Plates comprise the map of India. Plate No. 1 contains growth and variation of the Scheduled Tribe Population, 1961-1991. This is shown through bar graph in each state/union territory. Plate No. 2 projects concentration of the Scheduled Tribe Population, 1981. Plate No. 3 shows physiography and forest; and Plate No. 4 depicts distribution of major scheduled tribes, 1991. The remaining 27 Plates of states/union territories have shown districtwise distribution of the Scheduled Tribes with ranking on population strength. Besides, Plate of each state comprises two inset maps viz., relief and forest along with a habitat profile. The appendix of the Atlas has included list of the Scheduled Tribes and their languages, primitive tribal groups, growth and variation of the Scheduled Tribes from 1961-1991. The Atlas has also been enriched by a comprehensive list of glossary.
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About the authors

Hrisikesh Mandal

Dr. Hrishikesh Mandal (b. 1944) professionally as Human Ecologist of the anthropological Survey of India undertook different regional and national projects of the survey during last 25 years. His main area of interest in research work is Human adaptation under different acological conditions for which he was awarded Ph.D. degree by the University of Calcutta. Among his published works and edited book, writings on environmental issues and its management are noteworthy. Only published map of this survey, India: Scheduled Tribes was thematically modified and reprinted under his coordination. Besides, another atlas on the Scheduled Castes of India is in progress for publication under his supervision.

Sumit Mukherjee

Sumit Mukherjee (b. 1957) obtained Masters Degree in geography with specialization in cartography from the University of Calcutta. Snce 1983 as Cartographer of the Anthropological Survey of India, he worked on the different tribal communities of the Himalayan region, viz. the Gaddis, Lahulas, Garos sand the Khasis. He also undertook project on the Onges of Little Andaman Island. Shri Mukherjee earned proficiency in mapping technology when he was in the Census of India for 1992-95. He published a good number of scientific papers and popular writings in reputed books and journals.

Archana Datta

Dr. (Mrs.) Archana Datta (b. 1946), Research Associate of Anthropoligical Survey of India, obtained Masters and Ph.D degree in Geography from the University of Calcutta. Her area Changing agro-economy- Subdivision. She has carried ouot extensive field work in West Bengal, Bihar and Sikkim under different projects of the Survey. She has also credited a good number of published papers in the reputed journals and edited books.

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Title India: An Illustrated Atlas of Tribal World
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185579652
length 106p., Tables; Plates; Maps; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; 29cm.