The Eastern Anthropologist

THE EASTERN ANTHROPOLOGIST is a refereed, quarterly journal issued every March, June, September and December. International in character, content and coverage, The EA publishes papers, shorter notes, review articles, book reviews, discussions, news relating to research and academic/professional fora, communications and rejoinders on themes and problems which are of interest to professional anthropologists and other social scientists leaning towards an interdisciplinary approach.
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Editors Dr. Sukant K. Chaudhury, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Mob.: 9415011894
Dr. P. Venkata Rao, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Mob.: 9440937293
Associate Editor Dr. Keya Pandey, Department of Anthropology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Mob.: 9450561571
Dr. Vibha Agnihotri, Department of Anthropology, Nari Siksha Niketan P.G.College, Lucknow, Mob.: 9452099243
Editorial Advisors T.N. Madan (Delhi)
R.K. Jain (New Delhi)
S. M. Patnaik (Delhi)
R. S. Khare, Charlottesville, U.S.A.


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Past Editors
1947-1960 Editor: D.N. Majumdar; Foreign Editor C.vonFurer Haimendorf; Associate Editor: S.C. Dube (till 1950).
1961-1963 Editor: D. K. Sen; Foreign Editors: Haimendorf and David G. Mandelbaum; Asstt. Editors: T.N. Madan (1961-1962) Jt. Editor: K.S. Mathur (1963)
1964-1977 Editor: K.S. Mathur; Foreign Editors : C. vonFurer Haimendorf and David G. Mandelbaum; Asstt. Editors: S.C. Verma S.C. Verma (1968-1977) and C. Verma (1975-1977).
1978-1987 Editors: S.C. Verma, and V.N. Mishra (1984-1986); Co-Editor : V.N. Misra (1979-1983); Associate Editor: B. Singh (1985-1986) Asstt. Editors: C. Verma (1978-1979), U.S. Misra (1978-1983), P. Bhatia (1978,1980-1982,1985),S.V.Pande (1978,1983-1984),D.P.Bajpai (1983), J.B. Singh(1984), N. Hasnain (1984-1986), A.J. Mukerji (1987); Business Editor - P.K. Tewari (1984-1986).
1988-1992 Editors: K.N. Sharma and J.S. Bhandari; Co-Editor: H.S. Saksena (1989-1992); Editorial Associates: H.S. Saksena (1988), A.J. Mukerji (1988), and N. Hasnain (1988); Business Editor: P.K. Tewari
1993-1996 Editor :Gopala Sarana; Business Editor: A.P. Singh (1995-1996)
1997-2000 Editors: J.S. Bhandari; H.S. Saksena; Hari Mohan Mathur and Peter Van der Veer; Asstt. Editor: Sukant K. Chaudhury
2001-2004 Editors: J.S. Bhandari (2001); H.S. Saksena; Vinay Kumar Srivastava; Associate Editors: Sukant K. Chaudhury(up to 2006)and Vinod Chandra (upto 2003), Assistant Editor: Sameera Maiti(upto 2006)..
2004-2016 Editors: H.S. Saksena, Vinay kumar Srivastava, Nadeem Husain; Co-Editor: Sukant K. Chaudhury; Associate Editor: Samera Maiti


Editors : Sukant K. Chaudhury, P. Venkata Rao
Associate Editors : Keya Pandey, Vibha Agnihotri
Volume 74 Number 2-3 April-September 2021


Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic in Odisha: Anthropological Reflections Soumendra Mohan Patnaik 159
Anthropology of Covid-19: Some Narratives Sukant K. Chaudhury 173
Impact of Covid-19 on Learning in India: A Functional Analysis of ‘Online’ and ‘Offline’ Modes Ehsanul Haq 187
Anthropogeographic Analysis of Covid-19
Among the Eag States and Top Covid-19 Affected States of India
B. W. Pandey
Yuvraj Singh
Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Indian Family and Community D. R. Sahu 241
Braving Covid and the Lock Down:
An Impact Study on Domestic Workers in the City of Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Itishree Padhi 251
Impact of Covid-19 on Religious Beliefs
Among the Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir
Maroof Shabir Mir
Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah
Manzoor A. Wani
Socio-economic Security of Migrant Workers
After Covid-19: Analysis of Reverse Migration
in Uttar Pradesh
Ram Komal Prasad
Anil Kumar
Neeraj K. Srivastav
Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Chhath Puja as a Non Native Festival in Dibrugarh Town,
Assam: A Practitioner’s Analysis
Sunanda Sahu 297
Covid-19 and the Role of the Leaders of Local Self-governance in Reverse Migration:
A Case of Western Odisha
Surendra Kumar Jena 309
Sociology of Corona Virus: A Critical Analysis Saroj Kumar Dhal 325
Subjective Health of Migrant Labourers in Delhi: An Anthropological Perspective Ankita Mehta 335
Covid-19 Pandemic in Pastoral Contexts: Reflections from the Northwest Himalayas Ubaid Ahmad Dar 349
Covid-19 and its Impacts on Educational Sphere: Issues and Challenges Neda Fatima 365


Refugees, Borders and Identities: Rights and Habitat in East and Northeast India
by Anindita Ghoshal
Kamal Choudhary
The Postcolonial Age of Migration
by Ranabir Sammadar
Ankita Mehta
Sanity in Sanitation: Jajarooni Jhumbesh
by Jayanti S. Ravi
Kriti Mishra
Social Movements: Concepts, Experiences and Concerns
by Biswajit Ghosh
Saheed Meo
Planet, Plants & Animals: Ecological Paradigms in Buddhism
by Anand Singh
Manisha Choudhary