M.K. BHASIN (University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

2000 • Pages: 328 • Size: 180 × 240 mm • ISBN 81-85264-24-4

Binding: Hard

Price: US $ 45/- Rs. 1450/-


Consisting of twenty three-papers contributed by faculty members of the Department of Anthropology,University of Delhi, Delhi, India, this book documents the enormous diversity and varied aspects of anthropological research in India.

Each dealing with a specific domain, these articles are integrated by the fact that they address to the issues and challenges confronting contemporary human populations.

Not only does this book mirror the anthropological researches in one of the premier Anthropology Departments in India, but also advances several theoretical and methodological dimensions of current interest.



List of Contributors

1. Behavioural Determinants of Rhesus Monkeys - P. K. Seth

2. Anthropology in Prehistoric Archaeology: The Indian Scene – D. K. Bhattacharya

3. Writing in Space: An Interpretation of Prehistoric Mortuary Practices in the Central Ganga Valley
Indrani Chattopadhyaya

4. Biology of Castes and Tribes of India: Genetic Markers–Colour Blindness and Taste Sensitivity
M. K. Bhasin

5. Demogenetic Diversity: Kashmiri Pandits in Retrospect and Their Socio-biological Diversity
A. K. Kalla

6. Human Adaptation to High Altitude: Body Proportion Analysis Using Phantom Model
S. L. Malik

7. Body Composition and Adaptation: Variations in Relative Fatness and Regional Distribution of Body Fat at High Altitude and in Plains: A Study on Adult Females
A. Satwanti Kapoor

8. Bio-statistical Approaches: Origin and the Parental Affinities of the Populations
A. Gautam Kumar Kshatriya

9. Human Population Genetics: Genetic Affinity Among Caste and Tribal Populations of India
A. K. Kapoor

10. Human Genetics: Multiple Births – Twins, Rare Type of Twins, Siamese Twins, Super Twins and Multiple Births – H. K. Kumbnani

11. Serum Proteins and Diseases: A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach – Swadesh Seth

12. Dermatoglyphics and Diseases: Finger Dermatoglyphics and Primary (Idiopathic) Generalised Epilepsy – P. R. Mondal

13. Applied Biological Anthropology: Reconstruction of Tibial Length and Stature from Fragmentary Dimensions – Surinder Nath

14. Forensic Biochemical Anthropology: Genetic Markers in Blood and Semen Stains – M.P. Sachdeva

15. DNA Damage and Cancer: Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Betel and Tobacco Chewers and Tobacco Smokers – P.K. Ghosh

16. Socio-Cultural Adaptations in Cold Deserts – Veena Bhasin

17. Environment, Ecology and Culture Paradigms: Case of Ladakhi Tribe – R.S. Mann

18. Cultural Homogeneity and Economic Disparity: A Case of Discriminatory Approach in Social Transformation – J.S. Bhandari

19. The Emergence of an Ethnic Identity: The Case Study of the "Gorkhali" of Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh – Subhadra Mitra Channa

20. Islamization and Muslim Identity: The Case of Meos – I. S. Marwah

21. Dharma and Karma: Dharma: Purity and Pollution, Karma: Pun and Pap – V. C. Channa

22. Social Anthropology of Pastoral Nomads: The Raika Jati and Its Dharmic Order
Vinay Kumar Srivastava

23. Tribe and Displacement: Social Implications of Rehabilitation – S. M. Patnaik


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