Ethnography of a Nomadic Tribe: A Study of Yanadi

By: N. Sudhakar Rao

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Ethnography, the backbone of social anthropology, enjoys privileged position in social science research. But often it suffers from inadequate theoretical framework, and the current shift to post modern writing on culture demands f treatment hitherto different from that of the classical kind. This book carefully considers the two requirements; it provides the ongoing theoretical debates on south Indian kinship and social organistion as also on ethnography which allows the reader to examine the facts against various theoretical perspectives. The ethnography here concerns with the life of Yanadi, a scheduled tribe inhabiting Sriharikota island. It must e pointed out that there is no dearth of ethnographic literature on South Indian tribes and castes but certainly there is scarcity of material no nomadic tribes. The medieval history reveals a number of roving tribes which eventually settled down and assumed act status. But their social structural features and their transformations largely remain unknown. The attempts made here fill this gap to some extent. Further, as it deals with the kinship and social organization of a Dravidian tribe it is an addition to the existing classical anthropological literature on south Indian social organisations Printed Pages: 317.

Title: Ethnography of a Nomadic Tribe: A Study of Yanadi

Author Name: N. Sudhakar Rao

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2002

ISBN: 8170229316

ISBN 13: 9788170229315

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112271

Keywords: Ethnography of a Nomadic Tribe: A Study of Yanadi N. Sudhakar Rao