L. A. Krishna Iyer
Kerala, India
Known forAnthropological writings
ChildrenL.K. Ananthakrishnan, L. K. Balaratnam, L.K. Ramachandran and LK Padmanabhan
ParentL. K. Ananthakrishna Iyer
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Lakshminarayanapuram Ananthakrishna Krishna Iyer was an Indian anthropologist and a writer of several books on the subject.[1] He was the head of the department of Anthropology at the University of Madras and was credited with studies on the tribal and scheduled caste people of Kerala, a work initiated by his father, L. K. Ananthakrishna Iyer, himself a noted anthropologist.[2] Anthropology in India,[3] Social History of Kerala, a two-volume historical study[4] and The Travancore Tribes and Castes, a three-volume account of the tribal people of southern Kerala[5] are some of his notable works. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1972, for his contributions to science.[6] His sons, L.K. Ananthakrishnan,L. K. Balaratnam, is also a known anthropologist.[2] Dr L.K. Ramachandran noted Scientist/ Bio-Chemist/> L.K. Padmanabhan His daughters, L.K. Lakshmi, L.K. Kamalam, L.K. Bhagirathy and L.K. Parvathy.

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  1. ^ "Listing on WorldCat". WorldCat. 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi; Binay Kumar Rai (1977). The Tribal Culture of India. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 58–. GGKEY:WY79CWZYNC2.
  3. ^ L. A. Krishna Iyer and L. K. Bala Ratnam (1961). Anthropology in India. B. V. Bhavan. p. 257. OCLC 639869627.
  4. ^ L. A. Krishna Iyer (1968). Social History of Kerala. Book Centre Publications.
  5. ^ K. Jose Boban (1 January 1998). Tribal Ethnomedicine: Continuity and Change. APH Publishing. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-81-7648-027-7.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.