Author: D.N. Majumdar

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 234

Binding: Hardcover

Release Date: 01-12-2021

Details: The present study deals with the races and cultures of India. But that does not mean that the author has planned to set down all that is known and has been said about the people of India. It is only designed to introduce readers to a subject, the importance of which has not yet been properly evaluated. The first two chapters deal with race elements in India. The rest are devoted to the study of culture, particularly that which is lived by the majority of people, the tribes and the less advanced castes. It is these people who constitute the backbone of Indian life and labour today and provide the threshold of Indian culture. D.N. Majumdar was one of the earliest students of anthropology who received their Master's degree from the University of Calcutta, after the establishment of this discipline in 1920. He was Professor of Anthropology at University of Lucknow. In 1936, he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.