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ISBN- 81-261-0964-5

NUTRITION AND TRIBAL HEALTH
INDIRA NAIK
Prevalence of malnutrition among tribal communities is a common problem not only of India but also of other developing and underdeveloped countries of the world. Malnutrition is mostly prevalent amongst poor and ignorant tribal people living under adverse socio-economic and environmental conditions. It also retards normal growth and development and affects in health.

The present book, therefore, tries to highlight with proper evidence about certain major issues of Health and Nutrition as a conditional factors of the environment and habitation of three geo-social locations (town, nearest to town, farthest from the town).

The issues researched and presented in the book are-Food, Diet Nutrition, Food habits, factors influencing food habits etc. The people, ethnographic outline, health, hygiene and living conditions and the nutritional status of the tribal communities living in different habitational locations. Relationship of malnutrition on Health (growth and development, infectious diseases, mortality etc.). Recommendations have been underlined for further studies.

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ISBN- 81-7158-255-9

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS OF THE WORLD
M. ROLLIN
Ancient Civilization present; causing to pass, as it were, in review before us, all the kingdoms and empire of the world; and at the same time, all the great men who were any ways conspicuous; thereby instructing us, by example rather than precept, in the arts of empire and war, the principles of government the rule of policy, the maxims of civil society, and the conduct of life that suits all ages and conditions.

The study of profane civilization would little deserve to have a serious attention, and a considerable length of time bestowed upon it, if it were confined to the fare knowledge of ancient transactions and an interesting inquiry into the areas when each of them happened.

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ISBN- 81-7041-836-4

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF INDIAN TRIBES
PADMA SHRI, S.S.SHASHI
This companion volume collection of articles , papers, excerpts, notes and commentaries attempts to bring together useful as well as interesting material on the tribal peoples of India- their ways of life, customs and traditions, cultural characteristic and artistic inheritance. More than an academic exercise, the present collection represents a vast range of sources of both published as well as unpublished material. The volumes are so structured as to be of value both collectively as a set and individually according to the State (s) concerned. Since students and scholars as well as other seriously interested people will find the volumes useful and readable. It is hoped that the present collection will add up to a meaningful addition to contemporary literature in anthropology and sociology.

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ISBN- 81-7488-013-5

TRIBES OF ASSAM AND MANIPUR
PADMASHRI S.S. SHASHI
India has a total of 573 Scheduled Tribes spread over almost of the states and Union Territories (with the exception of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Pondichery and Delhi). The 1991 Censes estimates that there are 64.88 million scheduled tribe persons in the country; Madhya Pradesh leads with over 23 per cent of its total population belonging to the tribal category. Of the north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, Mizoram heads the list with 94.75 per cent of the states population belonging to the tribal category (the formar Lushais) followed by Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, in that order. These tribal communities and groups spread all over the Indian mainland and in certain Islands of the Andamans and Nicobar as well as Lakshwadeep, constitute a distinct dimension of Indian life and culture. They are given protection and enabling support to the extent possible, by both government and a host of voluntary agencies. Efforts are always continuing to improve the quality of their life by helping them increase their earnings through increased productivity, agro-economic schemes and self-employment through cooperatives. However, the problems of exploitation by vested and greedy interests remain and education has been seen as a key catalyst of growth and social and political awareness among the tribal peoples.

The book deals with the tribal communities and their life, culture and customs in the state of Assam and Manipur respectively.

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