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I. 2.2.4 Social groups

Humans are social beings. They live together and form a society. Although they make society, neither they can see it nor can they touch it. But what all they can do is that they can perceive the society, they can feel the presence of society all around them. It is the basic reason behind calling […]

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II. 1.3 Concept of Ethno-Archaelogy

Introduction Archaeology as a study is diachronic—a single archaeological site always includes evidence of all the cultural events and behaviors that might have taken place at that location for hundreds or thousands of years, not to mention the natural things that happened to it over that time. In contrast, ethnography is synchronic—what is being studied […]

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II. 3.2.7 Jajmani system

Introduction Jajmani system is a system of distribution whereby high caste land owning families are provided services and products of various lower castes such as Khati (Carpenter), Nai (Barber), Kumhars (Potters), Lobars (Blacksmiths), Dhobi (Washer man), Sweeper etc. Wiser was the first to use word Jajmani system for intercaste and inter familial system. He described […]

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II. 2 Linguistic elements in the Indian population and their distribution

Languages in India are divided into 6 linguistic families by G.A.Garrison in 1927. They are: I. TheAustric Family: The speakers of these languages are Proto-Australoid and Australoid tribes. It has two sub families: Australasian:These languages are prevalent in Madagascar, Indonesia and Pacific Islands and not spoken in India. Austro-Asiatic: This family is further subdivided into two branches: […]

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II. 2 Ethnic elements in the Indian population and their distribution

Majumdar defines race as-a group of people who by their possession of a no. Of physical traits can be distinguished from others even if these biological groups are widely scattered in a population. lndia being a heterogeneous nation has accommodated varies racial elements. Hence racial classification of Indian population is a  tedious task. However a […]

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