Founded in 1921 by Sarat Chandra Roy, Man in India was an anthropological journal published in the quarters January–March, April–June, July–September and October–December. The journal published articles, notes, communications and book reviews, and became an important publication for anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and folk-culture.
Published articles included Jyotirmoyee Sarma’s ‘Formal & Informal Relations in the Hindu Joint Household of Bengal’; Maheswar Neog’s ‘AI, The Small-pox Goddess of Assam’; B.S. Sharma’s ‘Tribal Welfare’; Brind Bihari Verma’s ‘Dermatoglyphic Study of Fingers among Uraons of Choto Nagpur’; M.N. Basu’s ‘Somatometry of the Parois of Jessore’; N.K. Shyam Chaudhuri’s ‘The Enumeration and Treatment of Tribes in the Indian Census’; D.H. Gordon’s ‘Indian Anthropology in Current Literature’; K.P. Chattopadhyay’s ‘Tribal Education’; and Khagendra Nath Sen and Lalit Sen’s ‘Sex Life of Refugees in a Transit Camp’.
The journal published conference reports; for example, it brought out a report on the conference for tribal welfare that comprised anthropologists, social workers connected with tribal welfare, tribal members of Central and State Legislatures and government representatives, held in Delhi in June 1952.