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Editors:- Jibon Kumar, Sarit K. Chaudhuri, Huidrom Suraj Singh

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In the present book 'Anthropological Research in North East India', a total of forty four research articles were contributed by different scholars on various issues highlighting the current trends of Anthropological Research particularly in North East India. The present edited book is grouped into four sections viz Biological Anthropology, Ethno- Medicine, Socio-Cultural and Ethno-Archaeology. The present book identifies different anthropological issues, social and nutritional problems, uses and beliefs of traditional health practices followed by different ethnic groups, mother and child health condition and practices, social changes, domestic violence, political and governance, religion, ethno-archaeology, economy, monuments and so forth. North East India remained the fertile field for anthropological researchers. The future prospect of anthropological research in the region is of paramount importance and need of the hour too. In fact, the region can be considered a hotspot of Anthropologist for understanding human issues and diversity. Considering this diversity and rich human environment relationship reflected in different cultural traditions and morphological characteristics, there are prospects for academic deliberation from different perspectives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jibon Kumar, B.Sc Hons (1st Class 1st), M.Sc (Gold Medalist) and Ph.D from Manipur University is currently working as Professor of Biological Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University (Central University), Canchipur Imphal. He is also looking after Centre for South East Asian Studies, Manipur University as Director for a tenure of 3 years, and also Director In-Charge of Educational Multi Media Research Centre (EMRC), Manipur University. He is also Director, Nodal Organization, Childline Imphal (A project of Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI) since 2002. Prior to his joining Manipur University in the year 1995 as Assistant Professor, he was a lecturer of Anthropology at Presidency College, Motbung (1987-1990) and Kha Manipur College (1991-1995). During his venture of academic teaching profession of last two and a half decade he has produced nine Ph.D Degree holders, published more than 50 papers in different scientific journals and books of national and international repute; participated and presented scientific papers in as many as 60 national and international seminars and conferences in the capacity of oral presenter, invited speaker, keynote speaker, chairperson, guest of honour and chief guest. Prof. Singh is the life member of as many as eight professional bodies namely ISC, IAS, IAA, INCAA, SIMA, ISHE, ASM and MLSM. He was the immediate Past Sectional President of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences Section of 106th Indian Science Congress Held at LPU, Jalandhar, 2019

Sarit K. Chaudhuri, professor of anthropology, has worked among tribes of North-East India during last 25 years. During 2003–2005 he was in SOAS, United Kingdom, as a postdoctoral fellow and worked for a collaborative project with SOAS, British Museum, CCRD, and Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. He worked in An.S.I., Shillong. He also taught in the department of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh for more than 18 years. He is currently holding the post of Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, (Government of India, Ministry of Culture) Bhopal. He has published 9 books and over 52 papers in journals and books.

Huidrom Suraj Singh (M.Sc., Ph,.D.,) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal. He is known for his contribution to anthropological research work in different ethnic groups of India. He has worked on noncommunicable diseases and its causes among different populations of North-East India. His interest is the epidemiological studies of non-communicable diseases and its associated risk factors (both environment and genetics) in tribal and non-tribal population of North-East India in general and Manipur in particular.

CONTENTS

List of Contributors ............................................................................... 9

Introduction ........................................................................................ 11

Section - I
Biological Anthropology

1. Body Composition and Anthropometric Profile of Indian Elite Wushu Players ..................................................................................... 31
Ak. Bojen Meetei & S. Jibonkumar Singh

2. Morphological characteristics of adult War-Jaintia Males from Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya ........................................................... 41
Sudipta Ghosh, T. Lyngdoh and C S B. Marak

3. Anthropometric, Blood Pressure and Haemoglobin Aspects of Chothes of Chandel District, Manipur ............................................. 53
Chaithu Sonia Aimol and H. Sorojini Devi

4. A study of correlation between stature and foot dimension among the Kom of Thayong village, Senapati District, Manipur .......... 63
Henry Konjengbam

5. A Study on Fertility of the Women of Ithing Village, Manipur ............. 71
Konsam Renu Devi

6. Cultural Behaviour in relation to Maternal Child Health among the Thadou-Kuki of Senapati District, Manipur ................................... 77
Hoineilam Kipgen and B.T. Langstieh

7. Study on Height, Weight and Haemoglobin Status of Chothe Children of Manipur ............................................................................. 89
H. Sorojini Devi and Y. Roshni Devi

8. Present Trends of Physical Education Program in School .................... 99
Ramananda Ningthoujam and T. Inaobi Singh

9. Morphological Study of Head Dimensions of Meiteis: A Secular Trend ................................................................................. 107
Thoudam Bedita Devi

10. A study on Water borne Morbidities of Karang Islet, Manipur ......... 115
Ksh. BeliyaLuxmi Devi

11. Differential Fertility and Mortality among the Khasi Women of Siden Village, Meghalaya ............................................................... 127
Duka Devi Chhetri

12. Socio-Economic Factors Influences on Nutritional Status among the Khasi Women of Meghalaya ............................................ 137
Yogesh Sharma

13. Strategies for Contraception, Bodily Effects, and Speculations Related to Contraceptive Methods: A case Study of the Tangkhuls .. 153
Singtitla Vashum, Soibam Jibonkumar Singh

14. Ageing Change in Body Composition among the Tangkhul males of Manipur ............................................................................... 161
H. Sorojini Devi and Zimic Urapum

15. Opportunity for natural selection in Relation to Age at Marriage and Household income among the Kom Tribe of Churachandpur
District, Manipur ................................................................................ 167
Leivon Khamnu Kom and Prof. R. Khongsdier

16. Reproductive and Child Health: A Comparative Study between the Koms of Khoirentak and the Chothes of Purum Tampak
Village, Manipur ................................................................................. 175
Lorho Mary Maheo, Pourinliu Kamei and Menaka Devi

Section - II
Ethno-Medicine

17. The role of Traditional Medicine in Primary Healthcare: A study among the Karbis of Assam, India ........................................ 187
Kh. Narendra Singh

18. Ethnomedical Practices of Lepchas: A Case Study of Tingshim Village in Sikkim .................................................................................. 195
Tenzing Zangmu Lepcha

19. Ethnomedicine and its Significance in Meitei Society ........................ 213
Naorem Naokhomba Singh

20. Indigenous Health Care Practices of The Vaiphei .............................. 223
Grace Mary Vaiphei and Arundhati Devi Maibam

21. Impact of Christianity on the Traditional Healing Practices Among the Angami Naga ................................................................... 231
Ketousienuo Kuotsu

22. Traditional Healers of Khurkhul ......................................................... 237
Ngathem Pungfa Singh

Section - III
Socio-Cultural

23. A Critical Review of the Man in Biosphere: Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Project of Anthropological Survey of India ......... 247
Arup Bera

24. Peril in the Harbor: Domestic Violence and Women’s Autonomy in North-east India ........................................................... 255
Anindita Sinha

25. Chirus, Purums, and How Social Changes in North East India Provided New Windows for T.C.Das .................................................. 265
Dr.Abhijit Guha

26. Emoinu Model in Contemporary Meitei Society ................................. 275
Chungkham Supriya Devi

27. Gender Inequalities as Key Driver of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic among the Tribes of Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya .................................... 287
Monsumi Barooah

28. Gender Socialization of Children among the Tangkhuls of Manipur ......................................................................................... 293
Rv. Khanchuila

29. Influence of Modernity and Christianity on the Status of Tangkhul Women ............................................................................... 299
Shangpam Kashung

30. Modernisation and Change: Transition of Youth Organisation among the Kukis ................................................................................ 307
Jangkhomang

31. The Role of Women in Traditional Institution among the Jamatia of Tripura ............................................................................... 317
Mariam Jamatia

32. Rituals of Harvest: A Study on Paddy Harvest Rituals and Change among the Angami Nagas of Kigwema Village, Nagaland .................. 319
Vilhousienuo Neli

33. Pakan: A Historical Nomenclature of Ethnic Affinity .......................... 325
Romeo Bungdon

34. Socio-Economic and Cultural changes among Hmar from pre-Christian period to Present: A Comparative studies ..................... 335
Esther Lalremkim and Soibam Jibonkumar Singh

35. Socio-political and Cultural Existence of Monsang Naga Tribes: Retrospective Outlook ....................................................................... 349
P. Dhaneshwari Devi

36. Status of Women Among the Khasi’s of Saiden Village, Meghalaya .. 365
Rongnyoo Lepcha

37. Understanding Life in the Inter-State Borderlands of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh ...................................................................... 379
Ratna Tayeng

38. Village Governance in a Matrilineal Society of Meghalaya: A Case study of Saiden village .......................................................... 395
Sangay Diki Bhutia

39. Cervical Cancer and Cultural Vulnerabilities of Meitei Women........... 407
Arundhati Devi Maibam

40. Inter-tribal Marriage among the Thangal Tribe of Manipur-continuity and Change ........................................................ 415
Maibam Monoranjan Singh and Arundhati Devi Maibam

41. Impacts of Hinduism on the Meitei Society ....................................... 423
S. Sumanta Singh and Thiyam Rabikanta Singh

Section - IV
Ethno-Archaeology

42. Subsistence Pattern of the Poumais, Towards Understanding of the Application of Ethnographic Postulates of the study of
Ethno Archaeology ............................................................................ 435
N. Sanatombi Devi and Kh. Manglembi Devi

43. Change and Continuity of Monuments among the Chothes of Purum Tampak Village, Manipur ......................................................... 443
Kh. Manglembi Devi and Kamlenthang Khongsai

Index .................................................................................................. 455

 


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