Overview for Scheduled Castes Today
The Scheduled Caste people, all over India, have suffered from various types of socio-economic problems from time immemorial over which the social scientists, specially the anthropologists and sociologist have given not much attention to make diagnosis of their problems and to suggest ways and means to eradicate their problems. Thus the present volume will be highly helpful not only for those interested in the study of Scheduled Caste people and their problems, but also for the planners and administrators who are engaged in the welfare programmes of this downtrodden section of the society.
Makhan Jha (Author)
Professor Makhan Jha, Ph.D., D.Litt., is currently Professor of Anthropology, U.G.C. Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Ranchi. A well-travelled scholar of international fame, Professor Jha has visited many universities of the world. An author of nearly four dozens of scholarly published books, Professor Jha has directed seven major research projects so far. He has carried out field work from high Himalayas of Nepal in the north to Lakshadweep Islands of the Arabian sea in the south. He has also done field work in Thailand and has published several articles on Buddhism. He is the President of Indian Association for the History of Religions, Member of the International Congress of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Founder Editor of Man in Asia, an International journal of Asian Studies.