Tribes and Tribal Life

Tribes and Tribal Life


M.N. Mehta

viii, 240 p; 2018

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-88121-28-6(Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-88121-28-7(Hardbound) INR 1550.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Tribes–India–Social life and customs. 

2. Tribes–India–Social conditions. 

3. Tribes–India–Economic conditions. 

4. Tribes–Government policy–India.

About the Book:

The tribal people in India are identified with their geographical concentration. Therefore land is the key to tribal identity.  The aboriginal tribes of India are the oldest inhabitants of the country. For millennia, tribal societies have been subjugated by more recently arrived groups; their land was taken away, they were pushed further into the hilly gorges and wilds, and they were forced to work for their oppressors often without payment. Today tribal groups, which number more than 40 million, require special attention from the government even though they live largely isolated from the national culture. The tribal can not be separated from their homeland. To understand the tribal identity we have to study their geographical concentration. The tribal in India are concentrated in five main natural groups which are based on ecological, social, economic, administrative, ethnic and racial factors. Tribal culture speculate the complex religion and strange beliefs. All the various tribal communities, narrows down to one common facts-a real world outlined with countless myths. Since time immemorial, the concept of understanding nature and the style of living life has underwent several changes. But yet, many tribal folks are not behind to pass on their ancestral belief to the their next generation. A very interesting way to unfold their culture, is to brief out the sign and symbols, which represents the status and style within the society. This book contains the fundamental and basic information of subject and the selection of contents makes it an appropriate textbook for the students.

About the Author:-

Dr. M.N. Mehta, M.A., Ph.D. in Political Science, HoD, Deptt. of Political Science at K.G. College, Vishnupur under M.U.  He is teaching the subject for last eighteen years. His area of specialization is International Relation and South Asian Politics. He has published several articles in various national and international journals of repute. He has attended a number of conferences and seminars and presented research papers.


Introduction • Definitions of the Term Tribes; Transition to the Formal System; Demography of the Indian Scheduled Tribes; Human resources development approach; Tribal Concentration; Impact of Industrialization on Tribals in India; The Traditional Tribal Culture of Land Use • Tribal People of India • Tribes In India; Tribal Bamboo Culture; Tribal Mopin Festival in Arunachal Pradesh; Sign and Symbols in Tribal Culture; Polyandry Marriage System in Himachal Pradesh; Tribal Cuisines; Herbal History And Tradition In Indian Context; Present Position Of Tribes; Indigenous Health and Socioeconomic Status in India; Tribal Education in India; Discover the Unqiue Culture of Northeast India; Glimpse of Cultural Affinity ; Indian Tribal Festivals; Fairs and Festivals of Madhya Pradesh; Overcoming problems in the practice of public health among tribals • Tribals Culture in India • Tribal Culture Tourism a Growing Market, but Abroad; Cultural Heritage of Abuj Hill mariya Bastar ; Tribal Culture in Orissa; Spectacular Tradition of Bison Horn Mariya Bastar; Indigenous Cultures; Cultural Human Rights India; The Problematic of Culture : India as a Civilization; The East Indian Culture in a Caribbean Context; Mortal Birds are Immortal in Tribal Culture; Tagin Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh; Bhunda Festival in Himachal Pradesh; Traditional Religion of the Meiteis • India’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Indigenous People; Current Issues; The Role of International Finance in North East India; Re-engineering North East; Increasing Access to Resources; Resisting the State: Grassroots Movement against the Pagladiya Dam Project; Tribal Indigenous Peoples and Armed Conflicts; Violations of the Rights of the Indigenous/Tribal Peoples ; Repression under Forest Laws ; The Culture and Manurance of Minds; Failure of the Affirmative Action Programmes ; The State of NationalCommission for Scheduled Tribes ; Denial of Voting rights to Chakmas and Hajongs • Tribal Cultural Development • Savaras, South Indian Tribes; Kiratas, Indian Ancient Tribe; Tribes of North East India ; Indian Tribal Fashion; Indian Tribal Culture; Tribes of Daman and Diu; Tribes of Andhra Pradesh; Tribes of Bihar; Tribes of Gujarat; Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Tribes of Lakshadweep; Tribes of West Bengal; Tribes of Karnataka; Tribes of Tamil Nadu; Tribes of Uttarakhand; Tribes of Kerala; Tribes of Uttar Pradesh; Tribes of Puducherry; Tribes of Goa; Tribes of Haryana; Tribes of Punjab; Tribes of Orissa; Tribes of Madhya Pradesh; Tribes of Chhattisgarh; Tribes of Maharashtra; Indian Scheduled Tribes • Tribals and Land Alienation • Land Alienation and Impoverishment; Alienation of Land and Resources from People; The Fifth Schedule Areas; Issues and Questions Relating to Availability and Extent of Resources; The Fifth Schedule under Attack; Socio-Economic Status of Unheard Population; Alienation of Lands and Resources of Tribals in India; Impact of the New Economic Policies on Adivasis; Implications of the New Policies on Adivasi Children and their Rights; Impact on Education • Tribal Empowerment and Eco-development • Introduction; Identity and Culture; Globalisation and Tribals in India; Indian Constitution and Tribal Policy; Life in the Settlement in Yester Years; Empowerment through Indigenous Innovations; Women Empowerment; Special Initiatives for Women; Wild Life Protection Amendment Acts, 2003 and 2006; Scheduled Tribes and other Forest-Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006; Biological Diversity Act, 2002; Important Constitutional and Legal Provisions for Women in India Bibliography • Index

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