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Milonjyoti Borgohain, Dhritiman Sharma

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Society is an integral part of modern man's life. Culture is the key component of every society. It help researchers to know about the rich past and present of a particular society. The book is collection of twenty-four research articles written by renowned Anthropologists, Research Scholars and Researchers. The book is an attempt to find out the different perspectives of ContemporaryAnthropological research on various ethnic groups of India. The book is divided into three parts.The Chapters of first part of the book consists of Society. The second part of the book consists of Culture. The third part of the book consists of Public Health.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milonjyoti Borgohain is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Department ofAnthropology, Moridhal College, Dhemaji, Assam. He did his Post Graduation in Physical Anthropology from Dibrugarh University, Assam, in 2012 and M.Phil. from Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh in 2019. 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. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D in the Department of Anthropology , Cotton University ,Guwahati.

Dhritiman Sharma is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology , Rajiv Gandhi University (Acentral University), Itanagar, Arunachal
Pradesh. He received his M.A. (2004) and Ph.D . (2010) degrees in Archaeological Anthropology from Guwahati University, Assam respectively.
He has published 4 books and more than 20 original research papers in various reputed national and international journals. His research interest areas include Beads, Megaliths, Neolithic cultures, Ethno archaeology. He also received his L.L.B. degree under Gauhati University in 2007

CONTENTS

Foreword .........................................................................................................9

Preface ........................................................................................................... 11

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

List of Contributors ......................................................................................... 15

Introduction ........................................................................................ 17
— Milonjyoti Borgohain and Dr. Dhritiman Sharma

Society 1. Livelihood Security in Flood Prone Areas of Assam: An Agrarian Perspective ...................................................... 25
— Bruhid Rabha

2. Cultural Resource Management in North East India ..................... 43
— Dhritiman Sharma

3. Rural Poverty is Multidimensional Phenomena in Nepal: An Anthropological Review ....................................... 53
— Dilli R. Prasai

4. Access to Non Timber Forest Products and Its Impact on the Irula Tribes of Nilgris ....................................... 61
E. Tamil Selvan

5. Impact of Education on the Social Status of Bodo Women in Assam ............................................................... 69
— Franky Boro

6. Changing Livelihood Resources and Coping Strategies among the Tai Khamti of Namsai District, Arunachal Pradesh .................. 77
— Heerock Jyoti Baruah

7. PVTG: An Ethnographic Profile of Jenu Kuruba of Basavanagiri, Mysuru, Karnataka ................................................. 101
— Karuna Gogoi

8. A Study on Consumers Response to Online Market and

its Impact on Local Market with Particular Reference to Guwahati City .................................................................................. 115
— Panna Garg

9. Symbiotic Relationship between Tribe and Their Ecology:
A Case Study of the Nyishi Tribe of Rilloh Village, Pakke Kessang District, Arunachal Pradesh ............................................. 121
— Ranjit Pachani

10. Changes in Socio-Economic life of the Garo in Meghalaya ................................................... 131
— Shyam Babu Choudhury

Culture

11. Traditional Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Sonowal Kacharis of Tinsukia District of Assam .......................................... 147
— Biswajit Kumar Singh

12. Sacred Place and Its Rituals: Beliefs and Practices of the Deoris of Dhemaji District, Assam .................................................. 151
— Humen Chutia

13. Ke-che-chamor Lord Shani Puja among the Hill Karbis of East Karbi Anglong District, Assam ............................................... 161
— Leena Laskar

14. Role of Ethno-Medicine in the Provision of Primary Health Care among the Ahoms of Chiring Chuk Village of Lakhimpur
District, Assam ................................................................................. 173
— Pallabi Gogoi

15. Ancestor Worship among Ahom Community ................................ 181
— Prasanna Bharali

16. Social Folk Customs Associated with Birth, Puberty and Death Rites of the Sonowal Kacharis of Assam ..................... 199
— Suravi Gohain Duwarah

17. Transformation in Nyishi Festival, Nyokum: An Overview ................................................ 207
— Yora Bathey

Public Health

18. Prevalence of Hypertension and Its Associated Risk Factors

among the Tengaponia Deorisof Dibrugarh District, Assam ..................................................... 227
— Anand Sharma, Nitul Kumar Gogoi & Prasanta Kumar Borah

19. Psychology in the Shade of Global Pandemics: A Brief Note ................................................... 235
— Barnali Sarma
20. Antenatal Care Practices among the Mog Women of Upper Assam ............................................241
— Falguni Roy Barua & Deepanjana Dutta Das

21. Relationship between BMI and Percent Body Fat among the Adult Mishings of Dhemaji District ................249
— Mayurtrishna Hazarika & Sarthak Sengupta

22. Hygiene and Sanitation Practices among the Mising Tribe of Dhemaji District, Assam ..................................... 259
— Milonjyoti Borgohain

23. Childhood Mortality among the Santals and Tantis of Upper Assam .............................................................. 267
— Parishmita Gogoi­ & Deepanjana Dutta Das

24. Impact of Reproductive Aging on Women’s Health ...................... 277
— Rita Taid

25. Physical Activity Level of Young-Adult Males of Bakarapara
Area of Guwahati ............................................................................. 289
— Sanjeeb Mallick & Dr. Chandana Sarmah

Index ................................................................................................. 297


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