Explorations in Anthropology: P.K. Bhowmick and His Collaborative Research Works
Pramanick, Swapan Kumar & Manna, Samita (Eds.)
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Book ID : 32046
ISBN-10 : 81-8387-100-3 / 8183871003
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8387-100-6 / 9788183871006
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Edition : (Second Edition)
Language : English
xix, 570p., Diags., Tables, App., Gloss., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Part I : P.K. Bhowmick and His Anthropological Legacy : Professor P.K. Bhowick-The Field Anthropologist Oriented with Indigenous Vision / Research Methods in cultural Anthropology and the University of Calcutta / Methodological Approaches in Studying Anthropological Problems / A New Mentality-Professor P.K. Bhowmick 'A New Mentality is Even More Important than the New Science and New Technology'-A.W. Whitehead. Part II : Explorations in Anthropology Section I Ethnography : Introduction / Society and Economy of the Mahalis of Midnapur, West Bengal / Life in Kachari Village-Dimasa LifeWay : An Ethnographic Study / Culture and Society of the Gadabas of Andhra Pradesh : An Ethnographic Profile / An Analytical Study of the Maring Society of Manipur / Socio-Cultural Life of the Kukus of Manipur-A Historical Analysis / Socio-Cultural Change Among the Kondh / Ethnohistory of the Koras of West Bengal / The Bhoksa-A Little Known Tribe of Uttar Pradesh / A Study on Anthropological (Bio-Social) Aspects of Child and Maternal Health Among the Nicobarese of Car Nicobar Island / The Savaras : A Snake Charming Community of West Bengal / The Bagals of Border Bengal__A Cattle Herding Community in Search of Identity / The Bauris of West Bengal : A Socio Economic Study / Society and Economy of the Dhimal-An Agricultural Community of Eastern Nepal / Social Anthropological Study of Cattle-Headers in Chhattisgarh. Section II : Religion in Indian Perspective : Introduction / Anthropology of Tribal Religiosity : A Micro Study in a Common Ecological Setting / Stratification and Religion in Rabha Society of Tufanganj / Religion and Society in Eight Villages of Eastern Midnapur West Bengal / Religious Complex in a Metropolitan Fringe / Tarakeswar-Study of a Hindu Place of Pilgrimage in West Bengal / Sacred Complex in Holy Godavari (Rajahmundry) in Andhra Pradesh : An Anthropological Study of Religious Behaviour / Food and Rituals-A Study of Their Interrelationship in Fringe Bengal / Concept of Disease and Methods of Treatment (Medical and Non-Medical) in West Bengal / Concept of Illness and Health Seeking Behaviour in West Bengal : A Micro Study / Religion, Magic and Witchcraft among the kondh of Bataguda Area of Phulbani District of Orissa / Death as Viewed in Society among the Castes / Rituals in Tradition and Modernity: A Socio-Ethnographic Study of Funeral Rituals Among the Hindus of the Kangsabati Valley of West Bengal. Section III : Rural Social Institutions and Administration : Introduction / Joint Family in the District of 24 Parganas, West Bengal-A Sociological Study / A Study of Sociological Import of Rural Indebtedness in the District of 24 parganas, West Bengal / Traditional Caste Panchayat and Aspect of Social Movement : A Micro Study in Eastern Midnapore, West Bengal / Pattern and Continuity of Rural Administration in West Bengal. Section IV : Development Action and Applied Anthropology : Introduction / Social Development and Maladjustment : A Case Study in the Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh / A Study in Development Anthropology in Ecological and Cultural Perspective of Garhwal / Anthropology in Action in the Tribal Areas of Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh : A Study in Changing Plan Strategies / Tribes in Transition : A Case Study of Kapparallatippa in Nellore District and Sitanagaram in Guntur District / Constraints of Development of Scheduled Caste in Uttar Pradesh-An Anthropological Overview. Section V : Ethnic Interactions and Their Sequel to Socio-Cultural Transformations : Introduction / Stratgies For Survival Among the oraons in Diverse Ecological Perspective / Great Andamanese-A Vanishing Tribe of Andaman and Nicobar Islands / The Santals of Bangladesh / Biological and Cultural Adaptation : A Case Study of the Refugees Settle in Little Andaman / Twilight and Dark : Life in a Sundarban Village / Survival of Hindu Rituals Among the Converts / Social Attenuation Among the Countryside Immigrants : A Study Among the Pavement Dwellers of Calcutta / Social Mobility in Bengal / The Crossbow Complex in Tribal Culture : A Study in Historical Anthropology. Section VI : Rural and Urban Problems and Related Issues : Introduction / Anthropology of Tribal Food and Nutrition-A Comparative Micro Study / Socio-Cultural Attribute of Family Affecting Fertility and Mortality of The Siyalgir in Bengal-Orissa Border Region / Attitude of Working Women Towards Others and Vice-Versa in West Bengal in Contemporary Times (Year 1975) / Urbanism and Urban Social Structure : A Case Study of a Town of West Bengal with Special Reference to Role and Attitude of Urban Women / Child Labour in Calcutta Cycle-Rickshaw Pullers : A Sociological Study / Socio-Pscyho-Economic Problems of Hospital Patients in West Bengal (1965-75) / Agrarian Unrest in West Bengal with Special Reference to Naxalite Movement / A Diagnostic Study of Student Unrest in West Bengal as Related to Certain Sociological and Institutional Factors : A Multi-Dimensional Approach / Human Resources Development (HRD) with Reference to Training in Public Sector Banks (1969-1987). Part III : Appendices - Appendix I : Principal Works of P.K. Bhowmick / Scholars Whose Synopses were not Available / Glossary of the Terms : Castes and Tribes / Subject Index.
'Explorations in Anthropology: P.K. Bhowmick and His Collaborative Research Works' provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the vast subject matter of Social Anthropology. This book is not merely a collection of several articles but also an exploration of diverse discourses arising in socio-political, economic, cultural, religious and administrative disciplines that constitute the defining characteristics of today's social ethos. Scholars with their adequate skilled knowledge and scientific bent of mind have tried to explore the real truth of anthropological science dealing with the problems related to 'man, society and culture', which are unique, versatile and are of lasting relevance in the cultural history of contemporary society. Thus this book provides a wide variety of reflections on the existing society-from the indigenous tribal groupts to the contemporary problems of modern times. Distingusihed scholars belonging to various branches of social science have selected their problems in accord with their professional subjects. Various articles with trend-setting features hafve embodied clear visions of their research projects and tried to explore what Anthropology can do. The editors of this book adopt a novel approach by analyzing social problems and dealing with social themes studied by different scholars under Prof. P.K. Bhowmick, an Oriental Anthropologist making research endeavours throughout the second-half of the twentieth century. Finally, this book has been designed to focus on the manifold challenges faced by the scholars in their works. All the articles complied here attest to the authentic field-based enquires of these scholars in their academic pursuits.