Industrialization and Social Disorganization: A Study of Tribals in Bihar
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About the Book :
The book is the first major attempt to interpret the process of social disorganisation in the tribal society of Bihar that has been initiated by large scale industrialization in and around Hatia an jamshedpur. It focuses on the belief systems and the behavioural patterns in the tribal society. The loosening of tribal solidarity, the weakening of family and kinship ties, the debility of the traditional mechanism of social control, the appearance of such maladies as beggary and prostitution hitherto unknown in tribal society and the rising tide of juvenile delinquency and criminal propensities have been discussed at length. The book drives home the point that out of this welter a new tribal society is emerging. This is a tribute to the resilience of tribal society in the face of new challenges.
About Author :
Sachchidananda, currently Director of the Sulabh Institute of Development Studies, has bee a pioneer in the field of anthropological studies in Bihar. He was educated in the Patna University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Founder of the Post graduate Department of Anthropology at Ranchi, he was later Director of the Bihar Tribal Research Institute, Ranchi and of the A. N. Sinha institute of Social Studies at Patna. He was also the Vice Chancellor of Ranchi University. His wide ranging research interests cover culture change in tribal areas, shifting cultivation, social dimension of agricultural development , Harijan educated elite, women's rights, educational problems of the disadvantaged sections of the population, voluntary action in tribal areas and socio cultural dimensions of development. He has contributed a large number of papers to research journals in India and abroad and published twenty three books in Sociology and Anthropology. He has also edited the four volume "Profile of Indian Tribes (1995)". A past President of the Anthropology Section of Indian Science Congress, he is also the recipient of R.P. Chanda and S.C. Roy Medals for distinguished work in Anthropology from the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
Bipin Bihar Mandal, Ph. D., is currently a Reader in Sociology at the A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna. He has conducted several research projects sponsored by national and international organisations like FAO, UNICEF ICSSR, Ministry of Education and Welfare, Government of India and Department of Welfare, Government of Bihar. Some of his research works include: Peasant Organisation : A Case Study of Gramdan in Bihar; Tribals at the Polls. A Study of a Tribal Constituency in Bihar and Social Inputs in Area Development. He has contributed research papers to various journals and to national and international seminars. He has also published a book, Physically Handicapped in Bihar. The areas of his professional interest are social development and social work. He is associated with several professional organisations.