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The Urban Political Elite in Tribal India

 
G C Nayak (Author)
Synopsis The Urban Political Elite in Tribal India is primarily based on a representative research study conducted in the Phulbani district of Orissa. This typical work is otherwise significant, because Phulbani is not only a predominant tribal area but also one of the most backward districts of India. The book offers a rigorous study on the Urban Political Elite-the councilors, about their background, nature, Orientation, Political awareness, Political Involvement and Leadership process, political ideals and aspirations, approach to and levels of development, the hindrances faced by them, the nature of their political societies with their degree of continuity and change on a comparative basis. It reveals several novel and interesting findings, besides making some sound and progressive forecasts. The book is useful for scholars, the planers, the policy-makers and all others concerned.
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About the author

G C Nayak

G.C. Nayak, born on 14 February 1935 and brought up at Cuttack (orissa) was the best graduate of Utkal University in 1954, First Class First in M.A. Philosophy at Allahabad in 1956 and completed his Ph.D. from Bristol university, U.K. as a Commonwealth scholar in 1965. He was Professor and head of the Post-Graduate department of Philosophy, Utkal University from 1978 to 1989. He was the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri from 1989 to 1992, Visiting Professor in the department of Buddhist studies and Philosophy at nagarjuna university from 1992 to 1994, and in the department of religious Studies at the university of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1995. He was a Senior fellow, Indian Council of Philosophical research during 1996-98, UGC Emeritus fellow at BHU, Varanasi during 1999-2000, and Fellow at the IIAS from 2001-04. Professor Nayak has been the general President of the Indian Philosophical Congress in 1992, and of Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad in 2001. Some of his important publication include Philosophical reflections (2nd and enlarged edition, ICPR, New Delhi, 2002), madhyamika Sunyata (ICPR, New Delhi, 2001), Understanding religious Phenomenon (Dharmaram Publication, Bangalore, 1997), evil and he Retributive Hypothesis (MLBD, new Delhi, 1993), Philosophical Enterprise and the Scientific Spirit (Ajanta Books International, Delhi, 1994). His Philosophical reflections, first published in 1987 by the ICPR, New Delhi was awarded the Pranavananda Book prize at the Indian Philosophical Congress, 1988 session.

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Title The Urban Political Elite in Tribal India
Author G C Nayak
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178352877
length 296p., Tables; Plates; Appendix; Bibliography; Index;