R.S. Mann, Ph. D. (Delhi) has about twenty years of research experience working among various tribal as well as the non tribal communities of India. He has published extensively in the fields of ethnology, social and cultural change and anthropology, both theoretical and applied. In him one finds a rare combination of theoretician and empiricist as is reflected in his books entitled "Anthropological and Sociological Theory", "The Ladakhi: A Study in Ethnography and Change" and "Nature Man Spirit Complex in Tribal India" (Concept, 1981).
Besides his association with various professional organisations, Dr. Mann has been involved in various regional and national research projects. Currently, Dr. Mann in Joint Director in Anthropological Survey of India, Dehradun.