Segmental weights and volumes were determined for 9 adult cadavers (8 males and 1 female, average age 40.5 yr) mostly of poor nutritional status. The whole body was dissected into 14 major segments at each of the primary joints across the approximate center of rotation, weights being determined by a baby weighing balance, except for the beheaded trunk which was weighed by an electrically operated servo-indicator. Weights of the individual fingers (hand) and their volumes were also determined. The relative weights of the limbs (total arm=4.5% and total leg=12.8% of the body weight) were much lower in these Indian males as compared to those of the western and Japanese studies, whereas the weight of the trunk (56.3%) was much higher in Indian males. The segmental volumes of the trunk and the limbs represented 56.81 and 30.55% of the total body volume, respectively. Both the weights and volumes of different limbs as percentage of body weight and volume were lower in case of an Indian female cadaver than those of the Indian male cadavers. Simple and multiple linear regression equations were then constructed for the prediction of segmental weights and volumes of males from different anthropometric measurements. The faster movement of the body segments of the Indians, as compared to those of the Westerners, might be due to the lower segmental weights of Indians.