Department of Anthropology

Dr. Pinak Tarafdar

Dr. Pinak Tarafdar

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Addresses:

Contact No. +91- 9733160858
Mailing Address Department of Anthropology, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail pinaknbu@gmail.com, pinak_tarafdar@rediffmail.com

Subject specialization: Social Cultural Anthropology

Areas of Research Interest: Medical Anthropology, Tribal Studies, Human Rights, Prehistoric Archaeology

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 02      (b) Ongoing: 07.

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing:Nil.

No. of Publications:        24 Articles in Journal and Edited Books, 1 Book (Monograph)

Achievement & Awards: Nil

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Administrative Experiences:

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Selective List of Publications:

            Books Published:
  1. Cultural Dimensions on Tribal Health A Study among the Santal and the Kora of Jhargram Sub-division District- Midnapore (West), West Bengal, India, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010.

    Articles in the Edited Books and Journals:

  2. The Beggars: Straggle for Survival, A joint paper with Dr. Sumita Chaudhuri, in Metropolitan Ethnic Culture: Maintenance and Interaction, (ed.) China Urban Anthropology Association, Academy Press, 2003.
  3. Health, Tribal and Healers: Different Consequences, Bulletin, Cultural Research Institute (Vol. XXII, No.1, 2004).
  4. A Development Programme in the Tribal Villages, journal, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 2005. Vol-9
  5. Child Healthcare among the Santals and the Koras of Jhargram sub-division, District Midnapore, West Bengal Tribal Health Bulletin, Vol. 12 No. 1&2, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, ICMR, 2006.
  6. Health Development: Displacement of Traditional Culture, in Health, Environment, Development and Other Essays: Anthropological Perspective, B. Chaudhuri and S. Chaudhuri (eds.), 2007, Inter India Publication, New Delhi.
  7. Life Cycle Related Rituals and Health-care practices among the Santhals and Kora of Jhargram, Bulletin, Cultural Research Institute, (Vol. XXIII, No. 1, 2007).
  8. Medical Anthropology: Concept, Approaches and Dimensions, North Bengal Anthropologist Vol.1, No. 1, 2008.
  9. Rights to Health: The Tribal Situation, Indian Anthropologist, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2008.
  10. Adibasi Somajer Poromporagoto o Adhunik Chikitsokder Bhumika O Obosthan, in Bipono Bhumij: Ostitwer sonkote Adibasi Somaj, Bangladesh O Purba Bharoter Protichitra, Mesbah Kamal (ed.), Arbal Publications, Dhaka, 2009.
  11. Concepts and Techniques of Population Control among the Santals and the Koras of Jhargram Sub-division, District-Midnapore (West), West Bengal, South Asian Anthropologist, vol.9(2), 2009 pp-133-138.
  12. Local Knowledge system in Health and Sustainable Development in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development R.N. Pati and A. K. Jain  (eds.), Sarup Publisher Private Ltd. New Delhi, 2010.
  13. Indigenous Rights and Folk Medicine: The Toto Context in Human Rights, Buddhadeb Chaudhuri (Ed.), The Intellectual Publishing House, Bejing, China, 2011.
  14. Indigenous Knowledge and Tribal Healers: Some Case Studies in Indigenous People in India: Identity, Empowerment and Discontent, Midya D.K. (ed.), D. K. Publishers Distributors Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2012.
  15. Impact of Forest on Tribal Health: A Study among the Totos of Totopara, District- Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, Tribal Health Bulletin, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, ICMR, Vol. 15 (No 1 & 2), 2009, Published in 2012.
  16. Palaeolithic Tools of Siulibona, District-Bankura, West Bengal: A Typological and Morphometric Study, in the Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, vol. 61(1) & 62 (2), 2013.
  17. Adherence to Religious Rites and severance of Cultural Traits manifest with contingent paraphernalia of Social Structure: ‘Observing’ Losar among the Drukpa of Buxa-Duar, North Bengal Anthropologist annually, Vol:1, 2013.
  18. Tribal Health and Healthcare Infrastructure in the Government Sectors in P. Dash Sharma and D. Chatterjee (eds.) Livelihood and Health, Issues and Process in Rural Development, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2013.
  19. Maternal and Child Health Care Practices among the Vulnerable Tribal Population Hill Kharia in the District Purulia, West Bengal, in Tribal Health Bulletin, Vol 18, Nos. 1&2, Regional Medical Research Center for Tribals (ICMR), 2012, published 2013.
  20. Tradition, Change and Land Alienation: A Study among the Totos of Totopara, District Jalpaiguri, District Jalpaiguri, West Bengal in South Asian Anthropologist, 2013, vol. 13 (2): 175-181.
  21. Microlithic Assemblages of Tapaban Pahar: An Emerging Mesolithic Site of District Bankura, West Bengal in South Asian Anthropologist, 2014, vol. 14 (1): 47-58.
  22. Education for All: A Review among the Girl Students of EBB and Non-EBB Blocks under Siliguri Educational District, in North Bengal Anthropologist annually 2014, vol. 2: 34-51.
  23. Changing Dimension of Healthcare System: The Toto Scenario in Anthropology and Health Issues, B. Chaudhuri and S. Biswas (eds.), IGRMS, Bhopal, Rawat Publications, 2014.
  24. Indigenous Population of North Bengal: A Contemporary Contemplation in Omnibus of North Bengal The History and Culture of the Hills and the Plains, Anita Bagchi and Dahlia Bhattacharya (eds.), B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi 2015.
  25. Women in Matrilineal Society: A Case of Migrated Garo Population, Journal of Women Studies, University of North Bengal, vol: 6, March 2015.