"In this study, the author focuses on some of the important aspects and issues
related to the education of the denotified tribal (DNT) communities. The author examines
that for generations together the DNT families have been labelled as `criminal' and have
suffered dishonour and social negligence. Their children in particular have suffered
social alienation from mainstream society. The stigma of criminality is still one of the
major impediments in the smooth functioning of educational programmes for children among
the DNT communities.
The aims and objectives of the study are to examine the education prevalling among the
DNT children from colonial times to the present, to what extent has education been spread
among the DNT communities after 65 years of Independence and to suggest the ways and means
for the betterment of the DNTs through education.
The study critically examines the character, education level and dimensions of
educational problems being faced by the DNT communities in India in general and Andhra
Pradesh in particular. What makes this work unique is the extensive fieldwork and the oral
testimony that the author has laboured hard to collect and on its basis the whole research
work is reconstructed."
1. From `Criminal' Tribes to Denotifies Tribes: A Historical Survey
2. Reformatory Education for the Children of `Criminal' Tribes in Madras
3. Vocational Education for the Children of `Criminal' Tribes
4. Educational Status Denotified Tribes in Andhra Pradesh : Attainments and Challenges
5. Factors Affecting Literacy of Denotified Tribes' Children in Schools