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II.4.2 B.S.Guha

Biraja Sankar Guha was an Indian physical anthropologist, who classified Indian people into races around the early part of the 20th century. He was the first Director of the Anthropological Survey of India (ASI) . Guha is best known for his work on classification of the Indian people into racial groups. Although the concept of […]

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II.7.2 Shortcomings in Tribal Welfare programme

1) Administrators have failed to understand the real problems of tribals, and their diversified Issues. They considered tribes in India as a single group. 2) The planners never took into account the relative numerical strength of different tribes. The difference is ignored. 3) Administrators put forward general programme which were insufficient and failure in many […]

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II.1 Indian Mesolithic Rock Art

Rock Art is widely distributed in Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern part of India right from Ladakh, (J&K), Manipur and Himachal Pradesh to Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The most important Mesolithic rock art sites include Bhimbetka, Adamgarh, and Pachmarhi, and many in the Jharkhand region. This is primarily due to its unique geo-environmental set-up which […]

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II.7.3 Pseudo-tribalism

Tribalism is the state of being organized by, or advocating for, tribes or tribal lifestyles. Tribalism implies the possession of a strong cultural or ethnic identity that separates one member of a group from the members of another group. Based on strong relations of proximity and kinship, members of a tribe tend to possess a […]

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II.1. Indian Megalithic culture

Megalithic culture is the way of life of the people who built huge stone monuments as memorial stones for the dead. According to R. M. Wheeler megaliths are “those monuments which are built on rough, large, undressed blocks of stones, usually though not invariably of rudimental character. These monuments are connected with burials, which fulfil […]

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