Tangsas of Arunachal Pradesh (The): A Socio-Demographic Profile
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About the Book :
The book is the outcome of a research project sponsored by the ICSSR, New Delhi. The study was carried out among the Tangsas of Arunachal Pradesh. Their main concentration is in the districts of Tirap, Changlang and Lohit. The present work was confined among the Tangsas of Changlang district. The book covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from economic condition, family and marriage system, religious beliefs and practices, living conditions, healthcare situation, which vividly reflect the ethnographic present. Considering this background, efforts has also been made to project the demographic situation, particularly composition and fertility. Though there are many areas to cover on the Tangsas, yet the researchers felt that it would, no doubt, help the future scholars to work among these tribes.
About Author :
Indira Barua, M.A., Ph.D. (1975) joined as a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University and retired from the services in 2011. During her 25 years of service in the University she was involved in both academic and research activities and was the members of various academic and administrative bodies of the University. After retirement she continued her academic career as a UGC Emeritus Fellow for two years. Her publications include three books and two edited books on North East India covering the colourful tribes of this region. She has published scientific research papers in National and International Journals and her publications were duly recognized by various International bodies and were selected in their special volumes. She had attended seminars and conferences of various countries and was also invited to deliver talks. She supervised several research scholars for Ph.D. Degree and continued her research activities. She is the life member of many professional bodies.
Her research covers broad areas, e.g. ethnographic study, social demography and child care and development, Indigenous knowledge and various social problems.
Deepanjana Dutta Das, M.Sc., Ph.D. started her academic carrier in D.H.S.K. College, Dibrugarh and later on she joined Dibrugarh University as a Faculty Member. She served the University for two decades in different capacities till 2015. Besides the literary contributions, mostly written in Assamese, she has jointly edited two books and several research papers in various journals. She is also the life member of several professional associations. Her areas of special interest and publications include the field of Physical Anthropology, human biology, Anthropological demography, growth and nutrition.