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Tribal Livelihood

S.N. Chaudhary (Editor) Sarit K. Chaudhuri (Editor)

The issue of livelihood is prominently addressed in both academic and pragmatic activities relating to tribes of all economic or occupational categories irrespective of their place of residence. There is a strong view point that from livelihood perspective majority of tribes are heading towards insecurity. Scholars have underlined number of historical and contemporary reasons responsible for this state of affair. Also, consequences of livelihood insecurity has drawn attention of various scholars and activists. Articles included in the present volume which is based on both 'Book View' and 'Field View' deals with reasons, process and consequences of erosion of traditional tribal livelihood. It also covers interface between tribes and so called modern livelihood chances and opportunities. Scholars have suggested various cultural capsules to address the problem of livelihood insecurity. Suggestions have also been made to improve status of livelihood in tribal areas of the country. The book is very useful for planners, change agents and researchers who are dealing with the issue of tribes in general and the question of tribal livelihood in particular.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Tribal Livelihood: A Historical Overview on Central India/S.N. Chaudhary, Sarit K. Chaudhuri. 3. Baiga, Bharia and Saharia Tribes in Madhya Pradesh/D.K. Verma. 4. Non-Timber Forest Products among Tribes of Jharkhand/K. Gopal Iyer. 5. Contemporary Forest Management Systems/Debashis Debnath. 6. Tribals Livelihood in Urban Fringe/Swapan Kumar Kolay and Sushila D. Mahant. 7. Livelihood Struggle and Coping with Poverty in Madhya Pradesh/D C Sah. 8. Tribal Livelihood in Contemporary Manipur/M C Arunkumar. 9. Livelihood Security of Tribes in Central India/Neelu Rawat. 10. Credit Transactions and Tribal Land Alienation: [Kondh Tribe in Odisha Highlands]/Tapas . K. Dalpati. 11. Tsunami on the livelihood of Katchal Nicobarese/Shailendra Prasad Sinha. 12. Tribes of Jharkhand and their means/Chaturbhuj Sahu. 13. Livelihood Strategies of Kolam: A Case Study/Nisheeth Rai. 14. Tribal Critique: Livelihood in Jharkhand/Abhik Ghosh. 15. A Tribal Village of Odisha/Satya Ranjan Mahakul. 16. Building for Tribal Livelihood: The Wadi Experience [Odisha]/S. N. Tripathy. 17. Forest, Governance System and Livelihood Pattern of Tribes: An Analysis/Jayanta Behera. 18. Tribal Livelihood in Jharkhand: An Anthropological Explanation/Gaya Pandey. 19. Tribal Livelihood: A Study of Continuity and Change [Bharias of Patalkot]/Sunil K. Yadav. Index.

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About the author

S.N. Chaudhary

S.N. Chaudhary, a former fellow of A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Science, Patna, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and MSH, Paris, is Head, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Barkatullah University, Bhopal. He has written, edited and translated more than 15 books. He has composed more than 15 research projects, written more than 50 research articles and produced more than 18 Ph.Ds. Dr. Chaudhary is actively associated with many national and international NGOs in different capacities. Currently, he is working on Technological Modernization in Agriculture and Social Change; Untouchability and Poverty among the Tribals; and Gains and Pains of Globalisation.

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Title Tribal Livelihood
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.08.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121214254
length 398p.