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Symbols, Subsistence and Social Structure, The Ecology of Man and Animal in South Asia: Summaries of Papers From the South Asia Seminar, 1977-78

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What little anthropological research has been carried out so far in Baluchistan or in the larger Indo-Iranian borderland area between the north Indian plains and the Iranian Plateau has been little related to general South Asian concerns, and anthropologists working there have mostly not been area specialists. They have been attracted by the reputation of the tribes and the isolation of the country. Nevertheless, the work has been important and two insights in particular that it has generated have general interest for historians and anthropologists.


This is a summary of a paper presented at the South Asia Seminar, 1977-78, organized by the South Asia Regional Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 22 October 2016