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Major Founders of Indian Anthropology

    Followings are the 4 major founders of Indian Anthropology:

    1. Dhirendra Nath Majumdar (D. N. Majumdar) (1903-1960)
    2. Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi  (L. P. Vidyarthi) (1931 – 1985)
    3. Shyama Charan Dube (S.C. Dube) (1922 – 1996)
    4. Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas (M. N. Srinivas) (1916–1999) 

    These four anthropologists belong to the first-generation Anthropologists of India and trained by Europeans.

    D. N. Majumdar (19031960)

    • D. N. Majumdar studies physical Anthropology.
    • He studies tribes, mainstream population and etc.
    • He also studies criminal tribes.
    • He studied the attitude of criminality.
    • He studied blood group relation with the tendency of crime.

    S. C. Dube (1922–1996)

    • S C Dubey study rural anthropology.
    • He was the contemporary of Srinivas.
    • He had a political science background.
    • He was the chairperson of Community development programme review committee.

    M. N. Srinivas (1916–1999) 

    • He study caste – written about caste.
    • He was the student of R. C. Brown.

    B. R. Ambedkar

    • B. R. Ambedkar was an Anthropologist.
    • He had submitted papers on casteism anthropology.

    Most important books for Anthropology optional preparation

    Anthropology Demystified by Akshat Jain IAS

    Anthropology Simplified by Dr. Vivek Bhasme

    Anthropology Optional Question Paper

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