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Doyens of Indian Anthropology (1920-2019) Part-2
Author : Dr. Amitabha Sarkar & Dr. (Mrs.) Samira Dasgupta Editors;
ISBN : 978-81-942937-5-0
Edition : 2020
Language : English
Size & Pages : 25, cmm, pp 250
Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
Format : Hardbound
Price : Rs. 1100/-


The Author
Dr. Amitabha Sarkar (Born: 1952) is a M.Sc., Ph.D (Science) in Anthropology from the University of Calcutta
and Specialized in advanced Social- Cultural Anthropology. His remarkable empirical contribution in
anthropological research arena is on impact of industrialization, tribal ethnography, culture ecology, ethno-
science, religious belief system being integrative process and culture change, management of environment with
traditional knowledge. He has published about 19(nineteen) books and more than 170 research papers in
reputed journals including contribution in ‘People of India: Bihar’ Volume and number of edited books. He
possesses 35 years research experience and carried out empirical study among tribal and weaker section of
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal. He is the life member of INCAA, Indian
Science Congress Association and Indian Anthropological Society. He was associated with Anthropological
Survey of India from 1977 to 2012.He is also consultant researcher and involve in generating empirical data from
tribal area of Odisha. (Contact: AG-44. Salt lake, Sector-II, KOLKATA-700091).
Dr. (Mrs.) Samira Dasgupta (Born: 1953) is a M.Sc., Ph.D (Science) in Anthropology from the University of
Calcutta. She has specialized in Cultural Anthropology and has noteworthy contributions are on culture ecology,
role and status of tribal women in unorganized sector, tribal ethnography, ethno-science, religious belief system,
traditional knowledge system among the tribals and cultural tourism etc. deserve for praise in academic arena
being a perceptive researcher. She has published 18 (eighteen) books and more than 150 research papers in
various reputed journals including contribution in ‘People of India : Bihar’ Volume and number of edited books of
the country. She possesses 35 years research experience and carried out intensive field work among various
tribal communities and weaker section of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand. She is
a life member of INCAA, Indian Science Congress Association. She was associated with Anthropological Survey
of India from 1977 to 2013 and carried out several research projects for ASI where during XIth Plan Period she
was involved with the study of Tangible & Intangible Cultural Heritage-- Traditional Knowledge System: Ethno
Medicine. She is also involved as consultant researcher and devoted in generating empirical data from tribal area
of Odisha. (Contact details : bhabbinimay@yahoo.com )
The Book
The discipline anthropology is Science of man. One has to understand man or human-being through various
dimensions viz. social-cultural attributes, through physical aspect of human -being and its antecedents through
palaeo-anthropological approach. The administrators of British India strongly felt that they could only smoothly
rule this sub-continent if they were able to know the diverse religious beliefs, customs, customary laws and habits
of Indian citizens. Because in this sub-continent diverse cultural attributes with diverse ethnic boundaries are
harmoniously maintained and well respected. Our cultural heritage is signatured with diversities.
Under this backdrop how anthropological knowledge was helpful for the then administrators of British
Government and accordingly the experts were inducted for good governance of the people under their
administrative control.
The present treatise is a continuation of earlier volume with same title published in 2019 from the same
publishing House located at Delhi and compilation of some more Indian scholars who studied various Indian
villages / ethic group which were helpful for the anthropological knowledge for further research work is done.
Following these trend, there were a number of Indian scholars during this 100 years from 1920-2019, whose
contributions in anthropological domain cannot be ignored.
Since 1920, anthropologicalstudies covered many dimensions of Indian communities but the interest on kinship
study shows a remarkable importance.To understand the social structure of a society throughkinship behaviours
of the people within the family and its outer world is important one; accordingly we have included ‘Study of
Kinship Pattern and System’, followed by ‘Cultural Notion: Anthropology of Culture of Space Dynamics among
the Indian Tribes--a tool of Community development’,’ Study on Culture and Communication’, an untold story in
anthropology of Biraja Sankar Guha with Poska‘ and lastly how to understand Social/Cultural Change in
Anthropological Perspective are also dealt.
This book will not only be helpful for the students and faculty members of various institutions but also it will give light to
present administrators of various States of our country for understanding the society through anthropological knowledge
for better execution of developmental work under their control.
ISBN: 978-81-942937-5-0
Rs. 1100/-

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