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Dynamics of Social Formation among The Lepchas

D.C. Roy (Author)
Synopsis This book on Lepchas is outstanding because it differentiates the administrative and anthropological concepts of tribe and examines both critically. In the theoretical front, the book considers two important concepts: social formation (as propounded by Marx) and social embeddedness (as development by Polanyi) as relevant in identifying a tribe. It observes that theoretically social formation is often a concrete combination of different modes of production organized under the dominance of one of them. This has been noticed in case of the Lepchas as well in the case of their movement from tribe to market oriented mode of production. Some important issues relating to the various approaches in conceptualizing tribe as an ideal construction have been critically examined. It is an addition to the existing tribal studies with some challenging and innovative designs which all scholars and researchers might find very much relevant and interesting.
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About the author

D.C. Roy

Dr. D.C. Roy having brilliant academic record, did his Masters degree from the North Bengal University in Economics. He obtained M.Phil degree from North Eastern Hill University and Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University. He worked as a research scholar in Eco-Development Project of North Eastern Hill University. His areas of interest are: ecology, rural economy, agricultural economy and tribal studies. He contributed articles for different newspapers, magazines, journals, seminars and books. He remained as a regular contributor for Aachuley and Gaeboo Achyok News Magazine, the two bilingual news magazines of the Lepchas published by the Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association, Kalimpong. Dr. Roy served Dinhata College as Lecturer in Economics and at present is the Reader and Head, Department of Economics, Kalimpong College, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, West Bengal.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dynamics of Social Formation among The Lepchas
Author D.C. Roy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187606932
length xxii+223p., Figures; Tables; Map; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.