About the Book
In the present-day world, the study of ethnicity has been a major concern of anthropology, and other branches of social sciences. Ethnicity is not a simple and isolable social observable fact, rather interconnected to many other multifaceted societal issues. Probing and understanding ethnicity requires numerous dimensions as it operates and channelise through various ways and means. Ethnicity in North East India is a collection of eleven original essays offered by renowned teachers and experienced researchers to acquaint wide readers about the dynamic nature of ethnicity in North East India to understand the mechanism according to which the character of its momentary commonality becomes clearly visible. The book will be interest to scholars, policy makers and policy analysts, and students of social sciences particularly those concerned with North East India.
About the Author
Sarthak Sengupta(born 1955) received his M.Sc. (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in Anthropology from Dibrugarh University and Gauhati University respectively. He also worked with the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong for quite some time and conducted intensive field studies among diverse tribes and castes in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Uttar Pradesh. Professor Sengupta in all has about 210 research publications, singly and with his students and colleagues published in various reputed national and international professional journals besides several chapters in edited volumes. Moreover, he has to his own credit twelve well-knitted books on North East Indian tribes. Sengupta is associated with many Indian Universities in the matters of post-graduate education in Anthropology He is an active life and executive member of several professional anthropological bodies and members of the editorial boards of Journal of Human Ecology, New Delhi (1998-2003) and The Anthropologist, New Delhi (since 2009). He is also the Editor of the Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh. Sengupta is at present Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology; and Director (i/c), Centre for North East Studies, Dibrugarh University, Assam. His current research interest are genetical demography, globin gene distribution, population genetics, bio-social studies, diet and nutrition, indigenous health practices among disadvantaged tribal population groups of North East India.