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Development of Destitute Tribal Communities

Rajalaxmi Rath (Author) Arun Kumar Rath (Author)
Synopsis Tribal societies differ in their culture, lifestyle and economic status. The level of socio-economic development depends upon their resource base, technology and degree of isolation. While some of the tribal communities have developed better by taking advantage of the development and empowerment programmes of the State, a number of them have lagged far behind due to various reasons. Such disadvantaged tribal to various reasons. Such disadvantaged tribal groups deserve special attention of the State and the society. This book is focused on these destitute tribal communities who have remained backward and continue to face problems and predicaments, which they cannot overcome without State intervention. She destitute tribal communities, namely the primitive tribes of Kharias and Mankidias, the ex-criminal tribes of Lodhas, the tribal children, the tribal women, the tribal people displaced by mega projects and the tribal families lliving below poverty line in Mayurbhanj, Orissa have
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About the authors

Rajalaxmi Rath

Dr. Rajalaxmi Rath obtained her Master’s Degree in Political Science in first class from the Utkal University and was awarded Ph.D. by the Patna University as a junior research fellow of the ICSSR. She joined the University Grants Commission as a Research Scientist and served in the P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Bhubanaswar and A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna before joining the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Dr. Rath has contributed numerous research papers in the areas of empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, social change due to reservation in public services, Issues of tribal development and socio-economic problems of disadvantaged communities. She has also attended numerous national and international seminars and presented research papers in India and abroad. Her maiden book Reservation and Social Transformation Among SCs and STs has been highly acclaimed as a pioneering work. She is currently working in Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi, as Research Scientist ‘C’ of the University Grants Commission and is doing research on ‘The impact of forest laws and regulations on the socio-economic life of the tribal people of Jharkhand’.

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Arun Kumar Rath

Arun Kumar Rath, IAS, has worked in the areas of rural development, education, health, social welfare and empowerment of backward classes. He attended management courses in the Universities of Birmingham and Bradford in the United Kingdom. He has contributed research articles on rural development, agricultural development in backward areas, and responsibilities of the State in a liberalized economy.

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Bibliographic information

Title Development of Destitute Tribal Communities
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 812100408X
length 276p., Plates; Maps; Annexures; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.