Anthropology in Media
  • Delhi University scholar finds Old Stone Age imprints in Aravali Hills | Times of India 30 July 2021

  • DU Department (Anthropology) unearths settlement on highway site may date back to 6th - 7th Century BC. Times of India | 17 March 2021

  • “Policy decisions must be driven only by science and its feasibility at community level with due respect to cultural differences.”—this is a learning from COVID-19 pandemic, says Vipin Gupta, an anthropologist and India Alliance fellow at University of Delhi. Read here about his efforts against COVID-19, tips for India Alliance fellowship aspirants, and what he looks forward to doing when things get better. (2.9.2020)

  • Art sans borders: How the pandemic has brought the two Punjabs closer through literature
    Delhi University Professor Chakraverti Mahajan has studied the LYHC as an anthropological case study, titled “Convivial Gatherings in the Digital Sphere”. He states, “The LYHC has provided a psychological space for sharing memories, anxieties and hopes for future in a safe and congenial environment. Also, a space to share a sense of solidarity with each other across the border and to dream of a shared Punjab howsoever impossible it might seem given the political dispensations in both nations. The LYHC thus embodies the struggle of memory against forgetting, of people’s voice, of folk traditions against the nature of nation states. In many ways it is the next version of what most peace activists in previous decades did by lighting candles on the border on important dates for both the nations". Scroll 13th October 2020.

  • If you live, you will have to forget the habit of two and a half million years old. An article with inputs of Dr. P.R. Mondal (faculty, department of Anthropology, University of Delhi) , published by Anand Bazar, Calcutta. 3rd April 2020.

  • How teachers took the classroom online. An article published by Times of India on 5th April 2020 featuring Dr. Avitoli G. Zhimo (faculty, department of Anthropology, University of Delhi).

  • Rumours hampering fight against Coronavirus in South Asia. The New York Times. March 27, 2020. Click here to find out the comments of Prof.P.C. Joshi (Medical Anthropologist and Head, Department of Anthropology, DU)

  • Pandemics of the Past: When the enemy is invisible and rapidly advancing, human reactions tend to follow set patterns. So what can the Plague and Spanish Flu outbreaks teach us about social distancing and responsibility?. India Today. March 18, 2020. Click here to read the full story and anthropological perspectives of Prof. P.C.Joshi (Medical anthropologist and Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi).

  • Anthropologists discussed new paradigms on Social Impact Assessment. published by Face 2 News, Chandigarh. April 15, 2019.

  • Anthropology as a discipline: Humanistic of the sciences and scientific of humanities. April 11, 2019.

  • Prof. P.C.Joshi's comment on 'A remote Indian island, its fiercely isolationist inhabitants, and the death of an American missionary'. Los Angeles Times, Nov 22, 2018.

  • Share indigenous knowledge with world Nagpur Times, Wednesday September 26, 2018.

  • A project report compiled by the students of B.Sc. (H) Anthropology Part -II, 'Smartphone usage and addiction among the students of Delhi University' was published in Lokmat Times, April 7, 2018.

  • Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, features among the top 100 in QS world ranking.
    Click here for details .Read more on Times of India

  • On the 6th of November issue of newspaper Amar Ujala, news regarding malnutrition in India appeared in which views of Prof. P. C. Joshi and Prof. Subhadra Channa (Anthropology, DU) were given. Both suggested that for programmes aimed at removal of malnutrition need to take into account the locally available food items and continuity in the programmes.

    Prof. P. C. Joshi (standing at the extreme left) visited Leh, L adakh on 22-23 September, 2016 to participate in intensive discussions on Ladakh and Gilgit-Baltistan Relations organized by the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Kashmir. Besides Prof. Joshi, other notable participants in the meeting were Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor, IUST, Prof. Siddiq Wahid, Ex-VC, IUST and a well know Central Asia expert, Prof. Kazi, IUST, Dr. Urfat A. Mir, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, Dr. Sonam Joldan, Rinchil Shah Centre for Western Himalayan Culture, IUST and Mr. Tashi, Researcher, JNU, New Delhi.The meeting discussed impact of trade cessation between Ladakh and Central Asia through Gilgit and Baltistan on one hand and between India and Tibet on the other. In the social relations, the emergence of Divided Families at the border villages was identified as another major feature in the anthropo-historical study of this region.

  • Anthropology: Courses and job opportunities
    Published by Hindustan Times 11 May 2016.

  • Anthropology catches up with NE students

  • Yamuna Biodiversity Park has emerged as a jewel in the crown in the eco-system restoration activities of Delhi. Restoration ecology is an exciting science and Prof. C. R. Babu is the chief architect of this idea which has come up as living monument of biodiversity conservation. In an era when the urban space of Delhi is being carpeted with the ornamental and exotic horticultural and floricultural landscape, the biodiversity part is coming up as an oasis for the fast diminishing faunal species of Delhi and its surrounding areas. The students of B.Sc. (Honours) Part III Anthropology have done a commendable task in giving a very detailed attention to the scientific and applied value of this landmark.
    Prof. P. C. Joshi
    Click here to read

  • The National Daily Rashtriya Sahara, published a special feature on "People of India" under special issue of Hastakshep on the Independence Day, 15 August, 2015.
    Prominent anthropologists from India contributed on different themes pertaining to people of India.
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  • The national Hindi daily Nav Bharat Times on 17th July 2015 published a report on India's DNA highlighting the importance of Anthropological Survey of India's People of India project especially in contemporary times. The report has highlighted views of Prof. P. C. Joshi. Read more

  • State Control, Political Manipulations, and the Creation of Identities:The North-East of India Paper presented at a conference titled ‘Diversities and Connections: Reconsidering ethnic boundaries in Northeast India’, held at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, 6–7 February 2014
    ~Prof. Subhadra Mitra Channa.Click here to read

  • Measuring men and matter A wide spectrum of sub-branches has added to the opportunities available for students opting for anthropology. ~Prof. Subhadra Channa. Read more

  • "Any given gene will be associated with a particular trait, be it for learning something new or determining one's height. But genes behave differently in different environments. Indian immigrants in the US would already have a certain level of economic and educational status", states Dr. Saraswathie assistant professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Delhi.
    "Children of such parents would obviously have the genetic disposition to learn and given the right nurturing environment, they are likely to succeed." Read more
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