The Eastern Anthropologist

THE EASTERN ANTHROPOLOGIST is a refereed, quarterly journal issued every March, June, September and December. International in character, content and coverage, The EA publishes papers, shorter notes, review articles, book reviews, discussions, news relating to research and academic/professional fora, communications and rejoinders on themes and problems which are of interest to professional anthropologists and other social scientists leaning towards an interdisciplinary approach.
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Editors Dr. Sukant K. Chaudhury, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Mob.: 9415011894
Dr. P. Venkata Rao, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Mob.: 9440937293
Associate Editor Dr. Keya Pandey, Department of Anthropology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Mob.: 9450561571
Dr. Vibha Agnihotri, Department of Anthropology, Nari Siksha Niketan P.G.College, Lucknow, Mob.: 9452099243
Editorial Advisors T.N. Madan (Delhi)
R.K. Jain (New Delhi)
S. M. Patnaik (Delhi)
R. S. Khare, Charlottesville, U.S.A.


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1947-1960 Editor: D.N. Majumdar; Foreign Editor C.vonFurer Haimendorf; Associate Editor: S.C. Dube (till 1950).
1961-1963 Editor: D. K. Sen; Foreign Editors: Haimendorf and David G. Mandelbaum; Asstt. Editors: T.N. Madan (1961-1962) Jt. Editor: K.S. Mathur (1963)
1964-1977 Editor: K.S. Mathur; Foreign Editors : C. vonFurer Haimendorf and David G. Mandelbaum; Asstt. Editors: S.C. Verma S.C. Verma (1968-1977) and C. Verma (1975-1977).
1978-1987 Editors: S.C. Verma, and V.N. Mishra (1984-1986); Co-Editor : V.N. Misra (1979-1983); Associate Editor: B. Singh (1985-1986) Asstt. Editors: C. Verma (1978-1979), U.S. Misra (1978-1983), P. Bhatia (1978,1980-1982,1985),S.V.Pande (1978,1983-1984),D.P.Bajpai (1983), J.B. Singh(1984), N. Hasnain (1984-1986), A.J. Mukerji (1987); Business Editor - P.K. Tewari (1984-1986).
1988-1992 Editors: K.N. Sharma and J.S. Bhandari; Co-Editor: H.S. Saksena (1989-1992); Editorial Associates: H.S. Saksena (1988), A.J. Mukerji (1988), and N. Hasnain (1988); Business Editor: P.K. Tewari
1993-1996 Editor :Gopala Sarana; Business Editor: A.P. Singh (1995-1996)
1997-2000 Editors: J.S. Bhandari; H.S. Saksena; Hari Mohan Mathur and Peter Van der Veer; Asstt. Editor: Sukant K. Chaudhury
2001-2004 Editors: J.S. Bhandari (2001); H.S. Saksena; Vinay Kumar Srivastava; Associate Editors: Sukant K. Chaudhury(up to 2006)and Vinod Chandra (upto 2003), Assistant Editor: Sameera Maiti(upto 2006)..
2004-2016 Editors: H.S. Saksena, Vinay kumar Srivastava, Nadeem Husain; Co-Editor: Sukant K. Chaudhury; Associate Editor: Samera Maiti


Editors : Sukant K. Chaudhury, P. Venkata Rao
Associate Editors : Keya Pandey, Vibha Agnihotri
Volume 76 Number 1-2 January-June 2023
Contesting Identities as Adaptive Strategy: A Study on Panika of Madhya Pradesh D.V. Prasad 1
Identity in Flux: Apprehending the Lived Experiences of Tibetan Refugees in India Swati Akshay Sachdeva & Lhamu Tshering Dukpa 21
Involving Traditional Medical Practitioners in Primary Health Care in Tribal Areas in India: Potential and Possible Strategies B. V. Sharma & Mariakumar M. 47
Inside the Kitchen: Gendered Knowledge & Food Literacy Ananya Mukherjee & Oinam Hemlata Devi 63
Anthropogeographic Analysis of Arcanum in Eastern Himalaya: The Case of Monpa Tribe Arunachal Pradesh Om Jee Ranjan, Subhash Anand, B. W. Pandey, Poonam Kumria, Yuvraj Singh Rathore 83
Human-Animal Conflicts and Forestdependent Communities: The Situation of Kattunaikka In Thirunelli, Kerala. Lijo P George & M. S. Jayakumar 103
Maritime Common Property Resources and Cultural Assets in Appropriation: Artisanal Fishers of North Coastal Andhra Pradesh P. Vijaya Prakash 119
Reproductive Health and Well-being: Analysis of Kangra Ruchika Sharma 133
Women’s Autonomy Among the Gaddis of the Himalayas Kanika Sharan 145
Loneliness and Caregiving: Experience of Loneliness Among Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients Mehboobun Nahar Milky 161
An Analysis of Flood Myths Among Great and Little Traditions Yash Goswami 181
ROUTRAY, SAILEN , Everyday State and Politics in India: Government in the Backyard in Kalahandi.
London and New York: Routledge, 2019, 138pp., £36.99 (paperback). ISBN: 9780367887254
Pradyumna Behera
MORE, S. Memoirs of a Dalit Communist: The Many Worlds of RB More,
edited by Anupama Rao, translated by Wandana Sonalkar. 2020. New Delhi, LeftWord Books, 293 pp.,
Rs. 450 (paperback), ISBN 978-81-940778-0-0.
Kanchan Biswas
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