Between Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin and the Tribal Question in India

Between Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin and the Tribal Question in India

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Item Code: IDI519
Author: T. B. Subba And Sujit Som
Publisher: Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 9788125028123
Pages: 260
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.6" X 5.6
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Between Ethnography and Fiction brings together essays by sixteen scholars of various disciplines to re-examine the work of Verrier Elwin in the fields of tribal literature, tribe and non-tribal literature, relationship, tribal development policies, missionaries and conversion, myths and legends, art and craft, etc. Elwin is undoubtedly one of the most controversial as well as influential anthropologists of the twentieth century. The essays included here are therefore both appreciative and critical.

Dr. T. B. Subba is Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He has published extensively on the eastern Himalayas and North-East India on aspects of ethnicity, development, nationalism and diaspora. He is also the editor of the NEHU Journal and is on the editorial boards of several national and international journals in anthropology and related disciplines.

Dr. Sujit Som retired as Director-in-Charge of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal. He has actively promoted anthropological and folkloristic research in India and contributed significantly to the development of museums in the country. He has co-edited several books in the fields of museology, anthropology and folklore. He is also associated with the Bhimbetka World Rock Art Heritage and the Majuli World Heritage Site.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsv
1Introduction1
T. B SUBBA AND SUJIT SOM
2Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin's World9
K. C BARAL
3Verrier Elwin and Tribal Development27
INDRA MUNSHI
4Verrier Elwin, Tribal Development, and Indian Anthropology41
AJIT K. DANDA
5Some thoughts on Elwin and tribe-Non-tribe Relationship in Indian Civilisation53
P. K. MISRA
6Colonial Anthropology us Indological Sociology: Elwin and Ghurye on Tribal Policy in India71
A. C. SINHA
7Verrier Elwin and the 1940s Missionary Debate in Central India86
NANDINI SUNDAR
8Elwin and Issues of Tribal Policy in North-East India110
B. K. ROY BURMAN
9Cultural Interaction, Christianity and Conversion: An Anthropological Perspective128
JAN BROUWER
10Christian Missions and Tribes in the Hills of North-East India147
DAVID R. SYIEMLIEH
11Ao-Naga Myths in Perspective157
TEMSULA AO
12Christianity and Cultural Change among the Wanchos of Arunachal Pradesh173
JAYANTA SARKAR
13Tribal Art in Contemporary Arunachal Pradesh: A Study of Wancho Wood Carvings185
SARIT K. CHAUDHURI
14Verrier Elwin on Opium Addiction in Arunachal Pradesh201
A. N. M. IRSHAD ALI AND B. CHOUDHURY
15The Threatened Performing Arts of the Tagins of Arunachal Pradesh 212
ASHAN RIDDI
16Where Civilisations Meet to Differ: The Hill-Valley Ethnic Cleavage in Manipur227
R. K. SAHA
notes on Contributors242
Index245
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