Tribal Development in India Myth and Reality

Tribal Development in India Myth and Reality


Ravi Shankar Kr. Choudhary

viii, 240 p; 2018

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-88162-22-7(Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-88162-22-6(Hardbound) INR 1499.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Tribes—India—Economic conditions.

2. Tribes— Government policy—India.

3. Tribes—Legal status, laws, etc.—India.

About the Book:-

Tribes are the poorest section of Indian population. They are socially, educationally and economically most deprived, exploited and suffering injustice since ages. Though in the Indian Constitution, the rights ensuring social justice of the Indian citizens, social justice has not progressed an inch further in today’s world. The tribals don’t even know what the rule of law is or what social justice means. The tribals form 8.2% of the national population leaving aside the Union Territories where they constitute a substantial share of population, but they are denied political power even in states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh, where they form 20% of the state population. So, for a stronger country we need to develop every part of the state on a equal basis. In this era of modernization, poverty elimination has become one of the most important goals of the government. Two decades of economic reforms and drum beating about inclusive growth seem to have failed to change the face of tribal and rural communities. Hence, The Twelfth Five Year Plan which in effect since 1st April, 2012 announced that special efforts will be made to bring the tribals and other marginalized sections at par with other sections of the society. Even in the 21st century the tribes are far behind in comparison with other segments of the society on all the Human Development indicators. The present book critically examines the different approaches of government agencies and voluntary organization and agencies and voluntary organization and also look into other facets of rural development after independence. This book will be an essential reading for all those related to tribal studies and tribal Development.

About the Author:-

Dr. Ravi Shankar Kr. Choudhary (b.13. Jan. 1979) is a Guest Faculty member in Deptt. of History, T.N.B. College, Bhagalpur, T.M. Bhagalpur Univ. Bhagalpur, Bihar since 2011. He has attained his Master’s degree (2003) in History from T.M. Bhagalpur University, Ph.D. degree (2008) from T.M. Bhagalpur University and NET.U.G.C. (2013). He has more than 50 articles to his credit published in journals, edited books and magazines. He has presented more than 100 papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has authored and edited 5 books. He is lifetime member of Indian History Congress, Institute of Historical studies, Kolkata, Bihar Itihas Parishad, Mithila Itihas Sansthan, U.P. History Congress etc. His areas of interests are Medieval Indian History, Women Studies, Buddhism and Gandhism.


Introduction — Tribal Development in India — Impact of Forest Policy on Tribes — Tribalism, Constiutionalism, and Cultural Pluralism —  Origin and History of Indian Tribes — Impact Of Globalisation and Urbanization in Tribal India — Forest Rights Act: Ineffective and Anti Tribals — Indigenous People’s Struggle in India — Land Alienation and Tribal People’s Rights: The Realities of Tribals’ Lives in India — Bibliography — Index —

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