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Aging in contemporary India

Aging in contemporary India

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Published by Indian Anthropological Society in Calcutta, India .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Older people -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Suhas K. Biswas.
      SeriesOccasional papers / Indian Anthropological Society ;, 8, Occasional papers (Indian Anthropological Society) ;, 8.
      ContributionsBiswas, Suhas K. 1929-, Indian Anthropological Society.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1064.I4 A335 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 104 p. ;
      Number of Pages104
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2006744M
      LC Control Number90905080

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      Contemporary definition is - marked by characteristics of the present period: modern, current. How to use contemporary in a sentence. Did You Know? Synonym Discussion of contemporary. This book consists of eleven chapters which focus on some of the pertinent issues of our times related to migration and marginalization, women’s mobility and migration related issues in northeast India. It tries to provide a comprehensive inquiry to the diverse prospects of migration in contemporary India.

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