The Tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley: A Contribution of Their Physical Types and Affinities

By: L.A. Waddell

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Few of the wilder parts of the world preserve such a wide variety of savage tribes of such great ethnological interest as the mountainous valley of the mighty Brahmaputra in its course from Lowe Tibet to the Bay of Bengal. The observations published here relate to about six hundred individuals belonging to over thirty different tribes and tribe lets, and of each individual the author made twenty to thirty or more measurements or other physical record. They afford, for the first time, exact details of the physical types of most of the tribes of Assam and the Brahmaputra Valley and also for the first time a systematic record of the colour of the skin and eyes all of which data are comparable, in that they have all been collected with scrupulous care by the same observer. The physical types are freely illustrated by photographs taken mostly by the author himself. The text of the book was originally published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1900. This edition as a separate book will go a long way in focusing attention on this vital subject when a number of new studies are now being made on the area covered. Printed Pages: 127.

Title: The Tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley: A Contribution of Their Physical Types and Affinities

Author Name: L.A. Waddell

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 1999

ISBN: 8172680775

ISBN 13: 9788172680770

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112447

Keywords: The Tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley: A Contribution of Their Physical Types and Affinities L.A. Waddell