"Tribal people in India represent a significant degree of social, cultural and
ethnic diversity. Tribal situations in the country pose peculiar problems of development,
not encountered in the other domains. The variegated peculiarities can broadly be summed
up as ecological, demographic, socio-cultural, biological and exploitative. Tribal
development in Indian context indicates serious challenges to the administrators,
policy-makers, and development as well as welfare specialists.
The central purpose of this book is to re-establish the relevance of anthropological
domains of tribal development, policies and welfare measures in Indian context. The book
also throws light on important biological and socio-cultural issues of tribal development
and social change in India. It is hoped that the book will be useful in understanding the
multiple dynamics of tribal development from different empirical evidences in India to the
students, scholars and policy-makers."