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Tribal and Indigenous People of India: Problems and Prospects

R N Pati (Author) J. Dash (Author)
Synopsis This book contains research articles of various eminent anthropologists and social scientists of India on development prospects and issues of tribal and indigenous people. Some of the main issues addressed in this book are unequal access to and inadequate educational opportunities, persistent and increasing burden of poverty, inequalities in access to health. The convention of the International Labour Organisation on indigenous and tribal peoples in independent countries entered into force in 1991. This convention emphasizes that indigenous and tribal people shall enjoy the full measure of human rights and fundamental freedom. The book critically examines various indigenous issues in context of ILO convention No. 169. This book provides deep insight to various dimensions of issues relating to development of indigenous and tribal people of India.
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About the author

R N Pati

R.N. Pati (born in April 1954) is an eminent Social Anthropologists cum Demographer by profession. He has worked among tribes, peasants, slum dwellers and back ward groups of Orissa over a period of twenty years. Currently he is Assistant Director, Population Research Centre, Bhubaneswar. As a demographer he has contributed significantly in the field of tribal health, evaluation of health and family welfare programmes in Orissa. He has also visited Kualalampur, Malaysia and Honolulu, USA on a Fulbright Project assignment in 1982. He is an eminent Social Worker of Orissa. He has been actively associated with activities of various institutions in different capacities. He has visited several foreign countries like USA, Norway, Netherlands and participated in different international conferences, i.e., 20th World Conference o SID on “World or Several”, Amsterdam May 1991, ECO-92 Public Forum, May 1991, Amsterdam, 30th IULA World Congress on “Environment, Health and Life Style” June 1991 Osio, Norway, South Asia Regional Conference on Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Development in South Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 1990. He is Honorary Executive Director of Council for Tribal and Rural Development (CTRD) a leading NGO of Orissa. He was rthe Professional Associate to East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA in 1982. At present, he is Secretary General, Society for International Development of Bhubaneswar Chapter. He worked as Consultant Anthropologist to NORAD in 1981 and 1987 for the project, Development of Traditional Fishing villages in Northern Balasore. He worked as Consultant anthropologist to various national and international agencies. He has directed a good number of research projects sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, Harijan and Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Orissa. He has edited twelve books. His other books are Population Family and Culture (1987), Tribal Development in India (1989), Aged in India (1989), Tribal Demography in India (1990), Health, Environment and Development (1991), Rehabilitation of Child Labourers in India (1991), Reproductive Child Health (2002) and Tribal and Indigenous People of India: Problems and Prospects (2002). He was honoured with prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana Award 2003 as the Best Scientist of the Year 2003 Orissa by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi.

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Title Tribal and Indigenous People of India: Problems and Prospects
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176483222
length xviii+510p., 23cm.