CONTENTS:- Problem of conceptualization and operationalization in cross-cultural studies; Primitive tribal Groups: Their problems and development; The scheduled castes and their problems; Basic problems of Tribal Communities and their development; Norms and Strategy for development of indigenous people: A Critique of the Policy formulation by the country; Ethno-medicines and ethnic healers in sustainable health care service: Case studies from tribal societies of orissa; Anthropology of Tribal education; Tribe-caste Integration in Orissa; Structural continuity of tribal culture and Indian Civilization: An analysis of Orissan situation; An overview of the importance of rituals among the Tribes of Orissa; Linguistic paradigms and anthropology; Culture and development: The tribal scenario; Componential analysis of meta koya kinship terms; Tribe, Caste and kinship in Orissa: A Retrospective and prospective look: Tribal Original Myths: Caste and Class in rural Orissa.
The present publication comprises a medley of anthropological research papers written at different periods of time and published in distinguished journals. The main objective of collating the articles is to provide advanced anthropology students certain recipe regarding current socio-cultural problems. It is hoped that this assortment of ethnographic, analytical, conceptual and theoretical issues, covering a wide range of subjects in the present array of papers will certainly provide intellectual stimulants. If this very purpose is fulfilled, the academic goal will be enriched.