South Asian Anthropologist, a biannual peer reviewed journal (March-September), publishes original articles in the field of anthropology, sociology, demography, human biology, environmental studies, medical anthropology, tribal and rural economy, and development studies, etc. It welcomes theoretical articles too, without geographical restriction. The basic policy of SAAN is to develop a media for exchange of ideas, research news, technical reports, conference news, etc. among scholars of South Asia. Paper that has already appeared elsewhere will not be accepted for publication. The views expressed by the author(s) in the original articles(s) are entirely and necessarily theirs, and not that of the Editor.