of the Indian Period from 1947
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The list of pioneers of the Indian period (since 1947) is presented in alphabetical order.
L. Cipriani, 1892-1962, anthropologist, archaeologist
Z. Cooper, *1953, archaeologist
P.C. Dutta, *1930, physical anthropologist
P. Ganguly, *1929, anthropologist
A. Giri, *1960, artist
A. Justin, *1954, anthropologist
H. Lehmann, 1910-1985, physician, microbiologist, geneticist
R.S. Mann, *1936, anthropologist
S. Manoharan, *1951, linguist
M. Mukherjee, anthropologist and writer
T.N. Pandit, *1934, anthropologist
V. Pandya, *1956, anthropologist
S.S. Sarkar, 1908-1969, anthropologist, archaeologist
S. Venkateswar, anthropologist
The biographies presented here of scientific pioneers involved in Andamanese studies after 1947 have been assembled mostly with the help of the Anthropological Survey of India and the scientists or their families. Their friendly and efficient cooperation is gratefully acknowledged here.
As we have noted in the introduction to the biographies of the British period, scientific interest in the Andamanese had faded long before the British Empire itself had vanished. Most unfairly to Indian researchers, their research was largely ignored by the world's educated public which remains quite ignorant of Indian research efforts, although the situation has improved considerably in the last few years.. The author hopes that his short potted biographies here will help to improve the situation further.
The biographies presented here are uneven in content because the information received has ranged from the delightfully personal and detailed to the bone-dry list of academic achievements. Any researcher who thinks himself or herself described inadequately is cordially invited to send more details to the Andaman Association. The same goes, of course, for any researcher who does not appear in the list at all. Photographs of people described would also be highly appreciated - a positive print, even a passport photograph, will do. The Andaman Adssociation would be delighted to hear from anyone who has done work on any aspect of Andamanese, Nicobarese, Negrito and Veddoid people, past and present, or who knows of others who have done so.
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