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Vidyut Joshi and Chandrakant Upadhyaya (eds)


Vidyut Joshi and Chandrakant Upadhyaya (eds)


ISBN 9788131608654
Publication Year 2017
Pages 302 pages
Binding Hardback
Sale Territory World (Except USA and Canada)

About the Book

Comprehensively revised and updated, this second edition of Tribal Situation in India has been brought out based on reader’s feedback. After 1980, the tribal situation in India took a paradigm shift. The development went on as usual, but elite tribal groups have started raising voices for participation in various programmes and also started talking about preservation of tribal culture and identity. The old tradition of ethnographic studies is almost over. The development studies phase is there to see a sea change and the identity studies phase has been established. The Rio effect has made an impact here. The nature of tribal development as well as nature of tribal studies is changing. The book tries to capture the new trend in tribal development. This book is an outcome of a seminar on ‘Issues and Development of Tribal Community of Western India’ organised at Tribal Research and Training Institute, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad. Even though papers in this volume are mainly from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the book tries to capture an all-India perspective of issues in tribal development. Contributors Vidyut Joshi Madhusudan Trivedi Chandrakant Upadhyaya Ganesh Patel Sarbeswara Sahoo Satyakam Joshi Binod C. Agrawal T.K. Vaishnav Suman Meena Tattwamasi Paltasingh J.C. Patel Ashok Chaudhari Kanubhai Vasava Mahender Jethmalani Binoy Acharya


1. Introduction / Vidyut Joshi
2. The Changing Nature of Tribal Studies in Western India / Vidyut Joshi
3. Tribal Situation in Rajasthan / Madhusudan Trivedi
4. Tribal Situation in Gujarat / Chandrakant Upadhyaya
5. Tribal Situation in Madhya Pradesh / Ganesh Patel
6. Tribal Situations in Maharashtra / Sarbeswara Sahoo
7. Tribes, Land and Forests: Emerging Legal Implications with Reference to PESA and FRA / Satyakam Joshi
8. Land and Tribals of Gujarat / Vidyut Joshi
9. Scheduled Tribes and Their Health Situation: An Analysis of Gujarat / Binod C. Agrawal
10. A Comparative Study of Health and Nutrition: Status of Kolgha, Varli and Kamar Tribes / T.K. Vaishnav
11. Educated Society vs. Dowry Custom in Meena Tribes of Rajasthan: A Case Study / Suman Meena
12. Tribal Education in Western India: Issues and Implications / Tattwamasi Paltasingh
13. Attitudes of Parents of Scheduled Tribes and Non-Scheduled Tribes towards the Education of 
their Children: With Reference to Gujarat State in India / J.C. Patel
14. Tribal Identity Issues in Western India / Ashok Chaudhari
15. Role of Civil Society in Tribal Development / Kanubhai Vasava
16. Issues and Development of Tribal Communities of Tribal Sub Plan: Legislation Can do Away Historic Injustices / Mahender Jethmalani
17. Making Sense of Implementation of PESA in Gujarat: Some Observations / Binoy Acharya

About the Author / Editor

Vidyut Joshi is a sociologist by training and research. He has worked as Director, Centre of Social Studies, Surat and Vice Chancellor of MK Bhavnagar University. He was also emeritus professor at Gujarat Vidyapith and Nirma University. His key areas in tribal studies include rehabilitation at Saradar Sarovar (Narmada) Project, ashram schools, migrant labour, bonded labour, unorganised labour and tribal education. He has authored/edited 32 books. He is also a popular writer in regional language and has contributed numerous articles in Gujarati dailies as columnist. Chandrakant Upadhyay did his M.Phil and Ph.D in social anthropology from Gujarat Vidyapith. He joined Tribal Research and Training Institute and finally become its Director in 2001. He has a rich experience and first hand knowledge of tribal areas and tribal people. He has authored 10 books and 25 research papers in the field of tribal studies. He is actively involved in various training programmes of tribal development and has worked on many government committees on tribal issues.

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