A. Xavier Raj (Madras)
submitted: 8 Nov 1996 18:35:46 -0000
Dr. A. Xavier Raj
C70, 14th Street
Madras - 600 082
Ph.D (Anthropology) 1993, Madras University
Culture, Population and Resources: A Study of Malaiali of Javadhi Hills
Malaiali are a forest dwelling agricultural community. The
interlinkages between culture, environment and demographic
aspects (fertility, mortality, migration and population
characteristics) were the basic foci of the study.
After my Ph.D, I worked in a CSIR (India) sponsored project on `Indigenous
Navigation Traditions of Indian Ocean' as Research Associate.
Since October 1994, I am involved in development-related activities and
have undertaken a number of assignments, specifically related to forest
and tribals, costal zone management, indigenous knowledge systems, and
primary health care in India.