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British anthropologists 

William Jones. Taylor Morgan frazer. 

Trained British personnel namely Risley, Dalton, Thurston, O’Malley, Russel, Crooke, Blunt, Mills and others who were posted in different parts of India, wrote compendia on tribes and castes on India. Later, some scholars of Indian national joined them. At the same time some British anthropologists like Rivers, Seligman, Radcliffe-Brown, Hutton came in India with a view to work on the native people. They influenced a few missionaries like Bodding and Hoffman. All those works provided the basic information about the life and culture of the peoples of India.

came to India with the intention of converting the Indians, particularly tribals to Christianity. But with time Elwin was entangled with anthropological work and his motive changed. He became totally involved among the tribes of Central India. Although he was not a professional anthropologist like Majumdar, Chattopadhaya or Guha, he wrote some excellent problem-oriented ethnographic accounts of the tribal people of M.P., Orissa and Arunachal Pradesh.

His books entitled, “The Baiga (1939), The Agaria (1943), Maria Murder and Suicide (1943), The Muria and their Ghotul (1947), Religion of the Indian Tribe (1955)” are regarded as classics in anthropological literature. He was also appointed as a Governor of Assam, especially on tribal affairs. C. Von. Furer-Haimendorf also provided some unique publications on the tribes of Hyderabad. His two books, “The Chenchus (1943) and The Reddis of the Bison Hills (1945)” deserve special mention as models for future work in India.

Linguistic survey of India. Grierson. 

Malinowski. Functionalist school. Inspired m n Srinivas NK Bose.

 Events Richard.

Radcliffe brown. MN Srinivas teacher

 Edmund leach. Structuralism. 

 Rivers and haddon advisors of ghurye. 

   Kathleen gough. Power and change. Marriage. 

   Herbert risley. Census. Caste origin theory

   James hutton. Caste origin theory. 1931 census. 

   Fg bailey. Tribe caste Continuum

Even today influence continues with Tim ingold, mauric Bloch. Susan Bayly