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Ethno-Ecology of Indian Tribes: Diversity in Cultural Adaptation

Samira Dasgupta (Author) Amitabha Sarkar (Author)
Synopsis The cultural conception, the traditional perception as well as analysis of the different aspects of environment and its importance in the socio-cultural matrix of people may be described as ethno-ecology. The present treatise gives a very convincing portrait of the Indian tribal people and the varied geographical conditions in which they live. For sustenance they depend on such immediate niche from where they exploit the natural resources. Their culture is cherished under such niche. The role of natural environment of the area which has control on the formation of culture is highlighted from selected tribal groups of different eco-settings. The part ethno-science plays in the management of forest environment with their folk tradition or knowledge is also dealt with. Lastly, how eco-friendly developmental planning could be possible in the backdrop of present ecological conditions is also discussed. This book will be of immense interest to students and scholars in the areas of anthropolo
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About the authors

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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Amitabha Sarkar

Dr. Amitabha Sarkar has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Calcutta University. His valuable empirical research in the arena of anthropology is ethnography, primitive art, culture change with special emphasis on the impact of industrialization and cultural ecology. Dr. Sarkar has published two books – Toto: Society and Change, and Dhodia: Industrialisation and Change in a Primitive Community. About twenty-six research papers have appeared so far in various leading scientific journals. He was nominated by the American Biographical Institute, Inc. U.S.A. and is a recipient of the Man of the Year, 1994, an international diploma of Cultural Honor and the 20th Century Achievement award. He joined the Anthropological Survey of India in 1977 and is serving as the Anthropologist and Head of the Department at the Anthropological Survey of India in Jagdalpur, Bastar (Madhya Pradesh).

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Bibliographic information

Title Ethno-Ecology of Indian Tribes: Diversity in Cultural Adaptation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170336317
length 164p., 23cm.