The Indian Islanders: An Anthropological Perspective
This book provides an interesting anthropological insight into various populations living in Andaman Islands. The explanations mainly relate to the plight of Andaman negritos the demographic profile highlights the viability course which these autochthones have tread upon so far. The dermatoglyphica studies seek to explore the affiliation of these aborigines with other similar populations. The continued depopulation of these tribes has been a constant source of concern to the social scientists. The author has systematically and critically analysed the causative factors leading to their dwindling number and has also listed a number of suggestions for their betterment. Tribal welfare, with special reference to Andaman negritos, is another area which has been dealt incisively. The account presented is an invaluable source of information for the policy makers, voluntary agencies and the researchers in the field of applied anthropology.
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