Indian Anthropology: Anthropological Discourse in Bombay, 1886-1936 (Hardcover)

Indian Anthropology: Anthropological Discourse in Bombay, 1886-1936 By Lancy Lobo (Editor), A. M. Shah (Editor) Cover Image

Indian Anthropology: Anthropological Discourse in Bombay, 1886-1936 (Hardcover)

By Lancy Lobo (Editor), A. M. Shah (Editor)


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Indian Anthropology: Anthropological Discourse in Bombay 1886-1936 is an important contribution to the history of Indian anthropology, focusing on its formative period. It looks at the political economy of knowledge production and the anthropological discourse in Bombay during the late nineteenth century. This seminal volume highlights the much forgotten and ignored contribution of the Bombay Presidency anthropologists, many of whom were Indians, from different backgrounds, such as lawyers, civil servants, and men of religion, much before professional anthropology was taught in India. The other contributions are by pioneers from Bengal, Punjab, and United Provinces - all British administrators turned scholars.

This volume is divided into three parts: Part I deals with the six contributions on the history of the development of anthropology in India; Part II deals with four contributions on the methodology and collecting ethnographic data; and Part III deals with four contributions on theoretical analysis of ethnographic facts. The roots of many contemporary conflicts and social issues can be traced to this formative period of anthropology in India.

This book will be useful to students and researchers of anthropology, sociology, public administration, modern history, and demography. It will also be of interest to civil servants, students of history, Indian culture and society, religions, colonial history, law, and South Asia studies.

Lancy Lobo is currently the Director, Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, India. He has earlier served as the Director, Centre for Social Studies, Surat. He has conducted extensive studies on dalits, tribals, OBCs and minorities in rural and urban Gujarat. He has authored, co-authored and edited twenty-two books.A.M. Shah is former Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. He has been felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Sociological Society, the Swami Pranavananda Award by the University Grants Commission, a National Fellowship by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and the Distinguished Service Award by the University of Delhi. He has been a Visiting Fellow at several universities and institutes in India and abroad and has authored and edited many books on a variety of subjects. His books and papers on household and family in India are collected in an omnibus (Delhi, 2006).
Product Details ISBN: 9781032074986
ISBN-10: 1032074981
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: September 30th, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English