Santhal is a large Dravidian tribe of our country. The study have been conducted on the Santhals of Midnapur district of West Bengal with a view to explore the frequencies of some morphogenetic markers, viz. ABO blood group, secreter status, Rh (D) factor, hand clasping, arm folding, handedness,tongue rolling, tongue folding, leg folding, dominant eye and ear lobe attachment. The data on 316 unrelated individuals (196 males and 120females) have been collected from various villages of Garh-Beta Block of Midnapur. The incidence of the above parameters have been reported and a comparative account among the Santhals of different geographical areas reported so far have been discussed.
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Mitra, Samant, and Singhrol (1995). Anthropological study of the Santhals of Midnapur district of West Bengal. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 8(1), pp. 1-13.