There are many variants of social anthropology, the Indian one being a combination of British social anthropology and Indian sociology. Of late this combination has also affected the methodology. The present work is a revisit to the contemporary situation of tribals in India. The official tribal policy, tribal movements and other aspects of primitive life have been critically examined in this book. It also looks at Indian social anthropology from new conceptual, theoretical and field work perspective. This concise and legible book will provide key text to all students of social and cultural anthropology. Central topics covered in this book are culture, races, family, marriage, kinship, clan, religion, rituals, etc.
Publication Date: 1/1/2001