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Development of Primitive Tribal Groups in India

P K Mohanty (Author)
Synopsis This work is a comprehensive survey of the development of primitive tribal groups in India with main thrust on Lodhas of West Bengal and Orissa, Chenchus of Andhra Pradesh and Totos of West Bengal. Detailed in well-written sixteen chapters with a bibliography, the author has given very minute data regarding several welfare programmes in these regions. Dr. Mohanty’s painstaking work also includes a rare map showing tribal population, literacy rates in India, sex ratio, displacement of tribals, bonded labour and tribes in below poverty line. All this information would be useful for readers of this book.
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About the author

P K Mohanty

Dr. P. K. Mohanty is now working as a senior level officer in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. He has been engaged in the field of tribal development for last three-and-a-half decades. He has worked as a developmental administrator in different capacities in both State Government of Orissa and Government of India in the Ministries of Home and Tribal Affairs, Planning Commission and National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. He has visited most of the remote tribal areas in the country. He is associated as a member in different expert groups of Ministries of Science and Technology, Culture and Health and Family Welfare. As an academician, Dr. Mohanty has been associated with Central University. He has been trained in the University of Wales in UK on Social Development. He has been awarded Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from University of Ranchi. He is a regular guest speaker on various aspects of tribal cultural and tribal development in Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussoories, National Institute of Child Development, Indian Institute of Public Administration, National Institute of Manpower Planning at Delhi and other Universities. He is a well-known Applied Anthropologist and developmental administrator in the country.

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Bibliographic information

Title Development of Primitive Tribal Groups in India
Author P K Mohanty
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178350246
length 320p., Tables; 23cm.