About The Book:
Since prehistoric period Western India has been a settling Soil for the various races, Tribes and Communities of the Old World on Account of its straight and easily accessible routes from Central Asia on North western side and from South Easter Asia and Australia from south Eastern side. The Central Asian Communities, like, Indo-Iranians, Scythians, Turks etc. did come here from West. Therefore here we come across all kind of races. The Negros as Siddis of Junagadh, Kutch and Ratanpur of Bharuch, the Mongoloid Luhanas, Caucasoid Scythians as shepherds like, Rabaris and Ahiras and the Proto Australoids Bhils and other tribal aptly embody the mosaic of earth's all foremost races. In this Museum like land of racial variation, some of the communities for their Cultural Traditions stand very distinguish. They are the Rabaris of Kutch, Siddis of Junagadh, the Rathva Bhils of the Ranch Mahals and the Mavchis of South Gujarat.
About The Author:
Dr. Raj Ratna Goswami : Born on September 5th, 1953 Goswami passed his M.A. in History from University of Rajasthan. He did his Post Graduate Diploma in Museology from Maharaja Sir Sayajirao University of Baroda and Visharad in Sanskrit from Banaras. He was awarded Ph.D. in History from University of Saurashtra, Rajkot. He had been trained in Numismatics by National Research Institute of Numismatics, Nashik and Picture Restoration from Edinburgh institute, Holland.