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Editors:- Kh. Narendra Singh, Sarit K Chaudhuri

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The volume contains twenty articles contributed by the participants at the Indian Anthropology Congress: 2016 under the auspices of Indian National Confederation and Academy and Anthropologists, organised by the Department of Anthropology, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Diphu, in association with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, during February 21–23, 2016. The volume has been classified into the following broad three sections. Section - 1: Culture and Society, Section-2: Reproductive Health Behav iour, and Section - 3 : Ethnomedicine and Healthcare Practices.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kh. Narendra Singh is currently the Associate Professor and Head at the Department of Anthropology, Assam University: Silchar, Diphu Campus, Diphu, Assam, India. He did his Master’s and Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Poona, Pune. Besides teaching, Dr. Singh has vast experience in survey research in the field of Health and Ethnography. Dr. Singh has a couple of books to his credit, the most recent being Tribal Culture, Health and Development - A Study of Northeast India. He has also published several research papers in national and international journals of repute.

Prof. Sarit K. Chaudhuri is the Director of National Museum of Mankind (IGRMS), Bhopal, under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. During 2003–05, as a postdoctoral fellow of SOAS, UK, he worked in a five years collaborative project of SOAS, British Museum, CCRD, and Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. He also worked with An SI, Shillong, as well as with Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh in the Department of Anthropology and AITS. He has published 9 books and 52 research papers. Currently he is the editor of Humankind an annual IGRMS journal and also member of the ‘Think Tank’ formed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

CONTENTS

List of Tables ..................................................................................................... 9

Acknowledgements .......................................................................................... 11

Introduction .................................................................................................... 13

List of Contributors ........................................................................................ 17

PART - I
CULTURE AND SOCIETY

1. Multi-ethnic Movements in the Cultural Pluralism of Manipur ......................................................................................... 23
— Thiyam Rabikanta Singh

2. Living on the Edge: An Anthropological Study on the Mishing of Arunachal-Assam Borders ........................................... 39
— Ratna Tayeng

3. Knowing the Less-known: An Ethnographic Exploration of the Bangru Community in Arunachal Pradesh ......................... 53
— Tame Ramya

4. Land alienation among the Mising Tribe: A Case of Dhemaji District in Assam ............................................................. 71
— Tanuj Tayeng

5. The Marriage System and Religious Beliefs and Practices among the Ponthais of Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh ... 81
— Bikimoni Gogoi and Satyawati Mili

6. Death and Disposal among the Sonowal Kacharis: Some Observations ...................................................................... 109
— Biplob Bhuyan and Anand Sharma

7. Tourism and Oral Tradition; Encountering Economy: A Study among the Konyak Nagas of Longwa Village of Mon District in Nagaland .. 115
— Dibyajyoti Das

8. Ethnographic Profile of the Tawang Monpa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh ...................................................................... 121
— Jyotismrita Phukan

PART - II
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BEHAVIOUR

9. Social Problems and Stigmas Related to Women Mental Illness: A Study of Patients Admitted at Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam..................................... 133
— Afsana Shabnam and Somnath Sonowal

10. HIV/AIDS in Meghalaya: Issues and Challenges ........................ 153
— Baphinda S. Thangkhiw

11. Functional Abilities of the Ageing Tiwas of Morigaon District, Assam ............................................................................. 167
— Barnali Das

12. Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services and Effect of Some Bio-Social Covariates on Prenatal Wastages and Infant Mortality among the Rengma Naga Women of Karbi Anglong, Assam ................................................................. 179
— Melody Seb Rengma and S. Sengupta

13. Reproductive Healthcare Practices among the Idu Mishmi Women of Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh ... 189
— Rakhi Rani Das and Deepanjana Dutta Das

14. Reproductive Factors and Risk of Cervical Cancer in Manipur–A Case-control Study ................................................... 197
— Arundhati Devi Maibam and M. Shyamchand Meitei

15. Maternal Overweight and Obesity during Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes: An Overview .............................................. 211
— Ak. Bojen Meetei and M. Monoranjan Singh

PART - III
ETHNO MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE PRACTICES

16. Ethno-medicinal Practices of the Sonowal Kacharis of Lakhimpur District, Assam, with Special Reference to Childcare .................. 227
— Ritamoni Konch, R and Ajit K Tamuli

17. Ethno-medicinal Practices among the Mishings of Assam: An Anthropological Study............................................................ 243
— Somnath Sonowal and Afsana Shabnam

18. Ethnomedicine and Primary Healthcare Practices among the Karbis of Assam ........................................................................... 253
— Kh. Narendra Singh

19. A Study on Ethno-medicinal use for Pre- and Post-natal care among the Kaibartas of Assam ............................................. 261
— Jyoti Hazarika and S. Sengupta

20. Traditional Healthcare Practices in Nongpok Sekmai, Manipur ... 269
— Keisham Ingocha Singh and Mayanglambam Manibabu Singh

Index ............................................................................................ 289


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