Indian Anthropological Association

Publisher Description

Indian Anthropological Association is the representative body of the professional anthropologists in India. The idea to form this association was conceived way back in 1964 at Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh when All India Summer School was organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi by the then Head Late Prof. P. C. Biswas. Participants contributed enthusiastically to the general fund of the Association from the money, which they had received as traveling allowance to attend the Summer School. The association continued in an informal manner till 1969 when it was registered under the Societies Registration Act with Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi as its National Headquarter.

The Indian Anthropological Association has never looked back in its journey for the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge regarding the diversified conditions of human existence. It has focused on the understanding of the variety that the Indian culture exhibits, without ignoring the important findings of the world of anthropology. It has been sensitive and responsive to significant conceptual and methodological advances developing from time to time in British, American and French anthropology.

The Indian Anthropological Association has neither tried to enter into any competition with the already existing organizations nor did it duplicate their works. Over a period of time it has carved a niche for itself. Association is truly national in character where narrow regional considerations and parochial outlook find no place.

The Association consists of Life Members, Annual Members, Associate Members, Student Members, Fellows and foreign-Fellows, as well as Institutional Members. 
Journals in JSTOR from Indian Anthropological Association
1 Journal in JSTOR Date Range
Indian Anthropologist 1971 - 2015
Department of Anthropology
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110007
Email: iaadelhi@rediffmail.com