The Anthropology of North-East India

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Orient Blackswan, 2003 - Ethnology - 380 pages
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This book has been written to cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. It takes stock of the work done in the Anthropology of North-East India, and deals in four sections with various aspects of this question. Section I focuses on prehistoric Anthropology, section II looks at the colonial context and its effect on policy and perceptions about the North-East. Section III, on Biological Anthropology and section IV on Social Anthropology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Prehistoric Archaeology of the NorthEast
11
J H Hutton and the NorthEast
33
J P Mills and the NorthEast
57
SECTION III
79
Understanding Human Growth
101
Human Growth and Development
164
Measuring Genetic Drift in Natural Populations
178
Tribal Social Organisation
219
Agrarian Relations in the Tribal Milieu
242
The Anthropological Survey of India and Social
258
The Anthropology of Lesserknown Tribes
277
Status of Tribal Women
293
Karbi Folklore and Identity
307
Indigenous Knowledge and Management of
333
Contributors
379

Finger and Palmar Dermatoglyphics
198

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