Indian Anthropology’s contribution to Tribal Health

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Mithun Sikdar Superintending Anthropologist

Anthropological Survey of India, Mysore.

Human existence has never had a chance to stay in a state of tranquillity. Do we really understand the real meaning of wealth in life? Mahatma Gandhi once said, “It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”. Probably the fast-moving life has made us forget the real meaning of health. Ethnographic accounts of health practices of small-scale societies and repositories of their knowledge systems have gone a long way in contributing to the understanding