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Tribals and the Indian constitution: Functioning of Fifth Schedule in the State of Orissa

N.K. Behura (Author) Nilakantha Panigrahi (Author)

India harbours multiple ethic groups who have distinct socio-cultural identities. It is one of the nation-states in the world, which has provided elaborate preferential arrangements for the tribals. The tribal communities in India are at different levels of socio-economic development. In view of the deep-rooted historic reasons, which have caused the backwardness of these communities, the Indian Union as well as states are committed to ensure the implementation of the constitutional provisions for their development. The book, which is based on an empirical study, has extensively reviewed the impact of various legislations and regulations enacted for tribal development in Orissa in the past. Besides presenting an anthropological understanding of tribal development along with a brief account of tribal development programmes being implemented in the country, it also explains the state of vulnerable tribal population in Orissa. In a nutshell, the book discusses issues such as indebtedness, excise policy, land tenure system, role of welfare agencies etc, which are directly concerned with the tribal people

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About the authors

N.K. Behura

Prof. N.K. Behura (b. 1933) secured University Gold Medal in anthropology from Bihar University. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in Social Anthropology (1973) under Utkal University. He has headed the Department of anthropology, Utkal University. While serving in the anthropological Survey of India he has conducted field work among several tribal communities and caste groups in various States. He was a past President of the anthropology and Archaeology Section of Indian Science Congress, 80th Session, and also the recipient of R.P. Chanda Medal from the Asiatic Society. He was an U.G.C. Emeritus and Member of Orissa State Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Commission. Currently, he is an Honorary Fellow in Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.

Nilakantha Panigrahi

Nilakantha Panigrahi is a Faculty in Social Anthropology, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar. He has also worked with Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) for a decade in different positions. Besides three books, he has published 35 research papers in different national and international professional journals on issues relating to tribal development, community health, disaster management, ethnicity etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tribals and the Indian constitution: Functioning of Fifth Schedule in the State of Orissa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition Reprint
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131600114, 9788131600115
length xvi+384p., Maps Black and White; 23cm.