Rise of Anthropology In India (In 2 Volumes)
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- Author :L.P. Vidyarthi
- Year of Publication :2019
- ISBN: :9789386682796
- Language: :English
- Binding: :Hard Bound
- No of Pages: Volumes 1: VIII, 476, Volume 2: VIII, 384
- Size: 23 cms
- Categories: Anthropology, Reference Work
About the Book :
This study aims to highlight one of the basic factors in the genesis and development of Social and Cultural researches in India. An attempt has been made to record and review the researches that have been conducted by the social scientists on Indian Society.
Written with the anthropological bias the first volume is devoted to review the ethnographic researches on tribal culture of the different parts of India and includes a theoretical and methodological appraisal of the studies of social change among the tribes of India.
The second volume evaluates the researches of Indian and foreign scholars in the field of village, urban and industrial complexes and caste, psycho-social religious as well as Folklore studies. Biographical sketches of eminent anthropologists have also been included in the second volume.
With this comprehensive coverage, this study fulfills in the knowledge of social anthropological research in India.
About Author :
Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi (b. 1931) received his doctorate from the University of Chicago and is now Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Ranchi, India. Currently (1974-1978) he is the President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and of the 10th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences to be held in India in 1978. Dr. Vidyarthi is the President of the Indian Anthropological Association, a Founder-Member of the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, Chairman of the Task Force on Development of Tribal Areas of the Planning Commission, and a Member of the Central Council on Tribal Research Institute of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He is Founder-Editor of The Journal of Social Research, The Indian Anthropologist, and The Research Journal of Ranchi University. His major fields of research are the Tribal Culture of India including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Urban-Industrial political, and action Anthropology; Indian Civilization, the History of Indian Culture, Folklore, village studies and History of Anthropological Theories. He has to his credit several internationally popular books.