By Annu Jalais
Acclaimed for its exact atmosphere and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that include the Sundarbans quarter of the Bengal delta are the environment for this pioneering anthropological paintings. the foremost query that the writer explores is: what do tigers suggest for the islanders of the Sundarbans? the varied origins and present occupations of the neighborhood inhabitants produce assorted solutions to this query – yet for all, ‘the tiger query’ is an important social marker. excess of via caste, tribe or faith, the Sundarbans islanders articulate their social destinations and interactions through connection with the non-human international – the woodland and its terrifying protagonist, the man-eating tiger.
The ebook combines wealthy ethnography on a little-known sector with modern theoretical insights to supply a brand new body of connection with comprehend social relatives within the Indian subcontinent. it will likely be of curiosity to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, improvement experiences, faith and cultural reports, in addition to these engaged on setting, conservation, the kingdom and concerns in relation to discrimination and marginality.
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