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Transition, Change and Transformation: Impacting the Tribes in India

Dr. Jayanta Sarkar (Editor) Jyotirmoy Chakraborty (Editor)
Synopsis The studies on social change and transformation entailed in this volume reveal an interesting phenomenon. In spite of conscious involvement of the tribes in adopting many cultural traits of the neighbouring larger caste ridden society, they, however, do not totally forgo their tribal identity. There is an urge of the tribes of India to project themselves as one of the components of the local/regional culture, through acceptance of many elements of cultural traits of the neighbouring communities, modification of some aspects of their own traditional cultural contents or even by dropping a few items of their age-old tradition, which pose some constraints towards their induction in the neighbouring culture as its essential components.
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About the authors

Dr. Jayanta Sarkar

Dr. Jayanta Sarkar, a Ph.D. in Anthropology, at present attached with the Anthroplogical Survey of India as Deputy Director. He has more than 35 years of research experience in the field of Cultural Anthroplogy with special reference to social change among the tribal and non-tribal populations living in the different ecological settings in India.

Jyotirmoy Chakraborty

Dr. Jyotirmoy Chakraborty has specialisation in Cultural Anthropology who joined the Anthropological Survey of India in 1977. Dr. Chakraborty has completed several national and regional projects commissioned by the Anthropological Survey of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Transition, Change and Transformation: Impacting the Tribes in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185579741
length x+460p., Tables; 24cm.