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Peoples of Indian Region

GENETICS OF CASTES AND TRIBES OF INDIA

M.K. BHASIN (University of Delhi, Delhi, India) and H. WALTER (University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)

2001• Pages: 524 • Size: 140 × 220 mm •

ISBN 81-85264-26-0 • Binding: Hard •

Price: US $65/- Rs. 950/-

People India 
REGION

Older works in Indian Anthropology essentially were restricted to compilation and descriptive studies of biological and sociological parameters. The present volume gives an overview of existing studies of this type and the application of modern methods of anthropology with the aim of an analysis of causes, and the understanding of the population biology. The book is recommended to geneticists, demographers, biomedical scientists and palaeoanthropologists whose research is directed to increasing our understanding of the biological diversity and evolution of the prehistoric and modern inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent.

CONTENTS

  1. UNIT-I:

    1. Introduction

      1. Human Population Genetics
      2. Indian Population Milieu
        1. History
        2. Skeletal Remains (Hominoid/Human)
        3. Racial Classifications

    2. India

      1. India

        1. India (After Census of India 1991)
        2. Growth of Population in India
      2. People and India

        1. Regional Groups
        2. Ethnic Groups
        3. Linguistic Groups
        4. Religious Groups
      3. Health and Population Dynamics

        1. Population
        2. Health
      4. Problem
      5. Objectives
    3. MATERIALS AND METHODS

      1. Arrangement and Categorisation of Biological Traits

        1. Genetic Markers in Human Blood
        2. Other Genetic Traits
        3. Dermatoglyphics
        4. Anthropometry
      2. Identifying and Distinguishing the People

        1. Regional Groups
        2. Ethnic Groups
        3. Traditional Occupational Groups
        4. Linguistic Groups
      3. Statistical Analysis

        1. Mean Weighted Values
        2. Distance Measures
  2. UNIT-II:

    1. BIOGENETICAL TRAITS

      1. Genetic Markers in Human Blood

        1. Blood Group Polymorphisms
        2. Serum Protein Polymorphisms
        3. Enzyme Polymorphisms
        4. Haemoglobin
      2. Other Genetic Markers

        1. Colour Blindness
        2. Taste Sensitivity
      3. Dermatoglyphics

        1. Finger Dermatoglyphics
        2. Palmar Dermatoglyphics
      4. Somatometry

        1. Measurement
        2. Indices
  3. UNIT-III:

    1. GENETIC DISTANCE
    2. SUMMARY
  4. UNIT-IV:

    1. LESS INVESTIGATED SERUM PROTEIN POLYMORPHISMS
    2. LESS INVESTIGATED RED CELL ENZYME POLYMORPHISMS
    3. OTHER LESS INVESTIGATED GENETIC MARKER SYSTEMS

APPENDIX, REFERENCES, INDEX

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