Development and Discontent in Tribal India

Edited by: Yatindra Singh Sisodia, Tapas Kumar Dalapati

Development is a continuous and a multidimensional process which involves reorganization and reorientation of the entire economic and social system. In India, the tribal communities are at different levels of this socioeconomic development. There are tribes that are still dependent on the forests for their livelihood, with their primitive technology, limited skills, and traditional ritual practices. On the other hand, there are several communities in India that have been totally assimilated into the national mainstream. However, low productivity from the land, a dispersed habitation, a shrinking shifting cultivation, a weak cooperative/marketing infrastructure, and land grabbing by non-tribals leading to dispossession and marginalization are all common phenomena across the tribal areas. This volume is a critical review that identifies, documents, and explains the broad trends in development and discontent emanating across tribal groups. Due to alienation from the fruits of development processes, these groups fall easy prey to alternative ideologies and create law and order problems in their hinterland. [Subject: India Studies, Development Studies]

Publication Date: 11/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607312

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