Overview for Baigas of Central India: Habitat and Culture of a Primitive Tribe
Baigas of Central India: Habitat and Culture of Primitive Tribe discuses the relationship between the forest and a forest dwelling community. The Baigas of forests utilise the forest resource without disturbing the ecological balance. The book provides the picture of a primitive tribe, ready to enter in Twenty first century with all its traditions and influences of modernity. Sociologists, Anthropologists, Administrators/ Policy- Planners and all other interested in tribal life will find the book useful and informative.
Shiv Kumar Tiwari (Author)
Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari (1941) took his B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) degrees in First Division. He is the first Ph.D. recipient in Geography from Jabalpur University and the first Indian geographer to successfully complete a doctorate research in Biogeography. He has worked in Government Post-Graduate Colleges of Madhya Pradesh since 1964 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. He now holds the post of Head of the Department of Tribal Studies in Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Dr. Tiwari has so far authored more than a dozen books in diverse academic fields. His books Readings in Indian Zoogeography Zoogeography of India and South East Asia and Zoogeography of Indian Amphibians are widely recognized works in the field of Zoogeography. He has four times been assigned to write books for collegiate education by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.The Rajgond his fifth book in this field, was also published by Agam Kal Prakasan (1992). Dr. Tiwari has written many research papers, general articles and monographs. He has so far directed six research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. His works have been acknowledged by National and International Research Institutes like RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), Smithsonian Institute of Woodrow Wilson Centre, USA and University College, London, UK.