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Birjia: Society and Culture: A Study in Cultural Ecological Perspective

Samira Dasgupta (Author)
Synopsis The Birjia—a lesser know primitive tribe of Chotanagpur plateau of Bihar are nurtured in the cradle of nature, environment is one of the important factors which influences the needs, customs, behaviour and mental make up of people, that is, the culture of people. This becomes more determining in case of the tribals who live amidst forests and for whom environment has a direct bearing on their occupation and consequently economy. The present volume highlights about the total culture of the Birjia which is expressed in terms of their interaction and inter dependence with their local niche which is reflected through social behaviour, customs, beliefs and practices.
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About the author

Samira Dasgupta

Dr. (Mrs.) Samira Dasgupta (b. 1953) is a research personnel in the Cultural Anthropology Division of Anthropological Survey of India. She obtained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from the University of Calcutta. Her special interest is to study tribal ethnography, culture ecology and culture change in which these tribal people face a bi-cultural situation. She has till now completed several research projects from Anthropological Survey of India, Calcutta and submitted the reports to the office ad carried out extensive field work in the Chotanagpur plateau of Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujarat and also in various remote and isolated pockets of Bastar districts of M.P. She has also authored a book Birijia: Society and Contributor of articles and research papers to reputed journals and at this moment she has published about twenty three research papers in her credit. Dr. (Mrs. Dasgupta has joined the Anthropological Survey of India in 1977 and presently posted at it’s Sub-Regional Centre, Jagdalpur, Bastar (M.P.)

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Title Birjia: Society and Culture: A Study in Cultural Ecological Perspective
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171020186
length xvi+200p., Maps; 22cm.