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I & II Anthropology and a pandemic- Coronacene epoch

Introduction- The COVID-19 pandemic is worst event in the recent history of mankind after second World war. This pandemic has not only rendered humans powerless, it has apparently shifted the balance of power in globalized economy in ever increasing militarized world. The “Coronacene” might well be as worthy of attention as the “Anthropocene.” According to […]

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II.1.1 Harappan culture

Historian V. Gordon Childe wrote that: “India confronts Egypt and Babylonia by the 3rd millennium with a thoroughly individual and independent civilization of her own, technically the peer of the rest. And plainly it is deeply rooted in Indian soil. The Indus civilization represents a very perfect adjustment of human life to a specific environment. […]

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II.1.1 Post- Harappan culture

In post harappan period, urban society broke down. The decline probably occurred in several stages, over a century or more; from the period between about 2000 and 1750 BCE. The collapse involved the end of system of social and political control that had preceded it. After that date the cities and many of their distinctively […]

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II.1.1 Pre- Harappan culture

Pre Harappan period – the emergence of the first cities in the Indus River system c. 3500–2600 BCE The Indus, or Harappan, civilization – c. 2600–2000 BCE, or perhaps ending as late as 1750 BCE Post Harappan period, the Post-Urban Period- follows the Indus civilization and precedes the rise of cities in northern India during the […]

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II.9.1 Tribal Development- pre-independence and post independence approaches

Tribal Development Approach before Independence Tribal areas in India were the last part of the Indian Territory to come under the British Administration. The nature of the British Administration before the Revolt of 1857 was different from the nature after the Revolt. Before the Revolt, the administration was purely exploitative in nature. Tribal areas, due […]

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II.6 Role of Jawahar Lal Nehru in Tribal development

Post-independence, the foundation of the tribal policy was laid out by Jawaharlal Nehru. After independence, the circumstances in the tribal areas required his direct intervention and he was duty bound as the Prime Minister of the country. The secessionist movements in the north east draw his attention to the tribal issues in that area. It […]

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