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Vanishing Tribes of India

Nature volume 142, pages 647648 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



IT was the ardent wish of that veteran ethnologist, L. K. Anantakrishna Iyer, to complete the survey of South India with volumes on Coorg and Travancore. His work in Coorg was cut short by his death, and it is fitting that the Travancore Survey should be entrusted to his son. Wisely the Travancore Government decided that first attention should be given to the hill tribes, whose social and religious institutions are fast vanishing. Only seven of these tribes are dealt with in this volume, which repeats and amplifies the admirable synopses of the Census Report for 1931, based on the author's notes.

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