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Edited by Milonjyoti Borgohain, Dhritiman Sharma

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Anthropology is the study of humankind on the basis of their past and present habitation. It examines the cultures of human society and how we all came to be where we are. To examine the emic and ethic prospective of a particular society anthropologist conducted field-work. It is an integral part of Anthropology. The study of Anthropology cannot be
completed without field-work.

In this book the editors try to bring out the ethical prospective of different communities of India. It gives a general description of different holistic prospective of Anthropology. The book further deals with the different aspects of Anthropological study within different societies such as Folklore, Syncretism, Changing aspects, Development, Cultural Ecology, Social Changing, Food habits, Demography, Political Settings, Ethno medicinal practices and Living tradition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milonjyoti Borgohain is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Anthropology, Moridhal College, Dhemaji, Assam.

He did his M.A. (2012) and M.Phil. (2019) degrees in Physical Anthropology from Dibrugarh University, Assam and Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh respectively. He did two years post graduate diploma in Disaster Management under Dibrugarh University, Assam in 2010. He has published various research papers in national and international journals. His areas of interest are overweight, obesity and its covariates, human growth and development, indigenous health practices, bio-social studies, migration. He has completed one minor research project under UGC.

Dhritiman Sharma is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University (a central university), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He received his M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2010) degrees in Archaeological Anthropology from Gauhati University, Assam respectively. He has published 3 books and more than 20 original research papers in various reputed national and international journals. His research interest areas includes Beads, Megaliths, Neolithic cultures, Ethno archaeology. He also received his L.L.B. degree under Gauhati University in 2007.

CONTENTS

Foreword ............................................................................................... 7

Preface ................................................................................................... 9

Acknowledgement ................................................................................ 13

List of Table ......................................................................................... 15

List of Figures ...................................................................................... 17

List of the Contributors ........................................................................ 19

1. Folklore and social science with special reference to Adi Beads .......... 21
Antoni Perme

2. Syncretism in Social Science with special reference to the Noctes of Arunachal ....................................................................... 27
Chandan Boruah

3. Changing aspects of fieldwork traditions in Anthropology .................. 33
Dhritiman Sharma

4. Tribal development and the Irulas ........................................................ 51
E Tamil Selvan

5. Exploring Cultural Ecology in North East India: A Study among the Tai-Khamti of Arunachal Pradesh ....................................... 61
Heerock Jyoti Baruah

6. Current Social Changing Scenario in Musahar Scheduled Caste of Bihar ...................................................................................... 75
Jokhan Sharma

7. An ethnography of food among the Khasis of Wahmaw-Lyngdiar locality of Mawsynram village, East Khasi hills district, Meghalaya ....................................................................... 93
Leena Laskar

8. Socio-demographic determinants and their effects on Infant mortality among two tribal population groups of Dhemaji districts, Assam, Northeast India ......................................... 105
Milonjyoti Borgohain

9. A study on unpropitious women entrepreneurship in japi making activity: a case study of Nalbari district, Assam ....................................................................... 117
Nibedita Choudhury

10. A Study of Ethnomedicinal Plants used by Khamti Tribe of Narayanpur Block, Lakhimpur District .......................................... 125
Nitusnata Saikia

11. The Kingdom of the Valiant and the Scrupulous: Details of the Political Settings of the Rajputs in Delwara and Goagaon, Sirohi District, Rajasthan .............................. 135
Nyato Doji

12. Mother’s role in child socialization .................................................... 143
Promanita Bora

13. The Ethnomedicinal practices among the Mishings Tribe of Lakhimpur District, Assam ................................................... 153
Purabi Gogoi

14. Megalith as living tradition in Arunachal Pradesh.............................. 161
Shyamalee Gogoi

Index .................................................................................................. 167


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