By Annu Jalais
Acclaimed for its special atmosphere and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that contain the Sundarbans zone of the Bengal delta are the atmosphere for this pioneering anthropological paintings. the main query that the writer explores is: what do tigers suggest for the islanders of the Sundarbans? the various origins and present occupations of the neighborhood inhabitants produce diversified solutions to this question – yet for all, ‘the tiger query’ is an important social marker. way over 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 booklet combines wealthy ethnography on a little-known quarter with modern theoretical insights to supply a brand new body of connection with comprehend social family members within the Indian subcontinent. it is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, improvement reports, faith and cultural experiences, in addition to these engaged on setting, conservation, the nation and concerns in relation to discrimination and marginality.
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