Followings are the 4 major founders of Indian Anthropology:
- Dhirendra Nath Majumdar (D. N. Majumdar) (1903-1960)
- Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi (L. P. Vidyarthi) (1931 – 1985)
- Shyama Charan Dube (S.C. Dube) (1922 – 1996)
- Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas (M. N. Srinivas) (1916–1999)
These four anthropologists belong to the first-generation Anthropologists of India and trained by Europeans.
D. N. Majumdar (1903–1960)
- D. N. Majumdar studies physical Anthropology.
- He studies tribes, mainstream population and etc.
- He also studies criminal tribes.
- He studied the attitude of criminality.
- He studied blood group relation with the tendency of crime.
S. C. Dube (1922–1996)
- S C Dubey study rural anthropology.
- He was the contemporary of Srinivas.
- He had a political science background.
- He was the chairperson of Community development programme review committee.
M. N. Srinivas (1916–1999)
- He study caste – written about caste.
- He was the student of R. C. Brown.
B. R. Ambedkar
- B. R. Ambedkar was an Anthropologist.
- He had submitted papers on casteism anthropology.