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Rethinking Tribe in Indian Context : Realities, Issues and Challenges
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Editors: Bidhan Kanti Das and Rajat Kanti Das.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 230 p. ills. maps. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. Jaipur, Rawat Publications.
ISBN-10 8131608174
ISBN-13 9788131608173, 978-8131608173
Year of Publication 2017.
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Rethinking Tribe in Indian Context : Realities, Issues and Challenges

"The general understanding about tribes in India is somewhat hazy, confusing and at times biased. Tribal are almost invariably equated with marginalised, deprived or disadvantaged groups. With the rapid change of the so-called `development' scenario since independence, it is imperative to re-examine and re-assess tribes in the Indian context with a view to underline the major concepts that go with tribal formation and see them in the context of their geographical location, historical perspective, ethnicity-linked development and displacement, fallacy of administrative categorisation, Identity politics, economic priorities and growing political consiousness.

At the conceptual level, tribes in India do not form a unified category and not all of them could be described in a unilateral manner. Clearly there is a need for rethinking the rather one-side view of tribes in terms of social exclusion and inclusion propagated by those who are primarily engaged in academic theorising and by those who in the name of governance use it rather mechanically as a set pattern.

The present volume makes a sincere effort to critically examine the conceptual provess fraught with cross-current of ideas that goes with tribal formation. This volume presents realities, issues and challenges confronting tribes in various contexts in contemporary India. Besides tribal activists and policy makers, the book will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers including researchers and students of anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, tribal studies and social work.

Hopefully this volume will be substantial contribution to tribal studies in India, looking beyond mere inclusion and exclusion perspective."
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1. Conceptualising and Contextualising Tribes in the Indian Situation

2. Regional Focus on Identity Formation

3. Mainstream Development and Tribals

4. Forest and Tribals

5. Governance and Tribals

6. Emerging Areas of Tribal Studies


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