R.P. SRIVASTAVA, Ph.D., was Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at Pune University and Karnatak University, Dharwad. He has four decades of teaching experience. Dr. Srivastava founded and organized the Department of Anthropology at Dibrugarh University, Assam. A former member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and a life member of the Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, Dr. Srivastava has supervised several doctoral researches, and has contributed a number of research papers to national and international journals. He has also co-authored a book.