Socio-Cultural Study of Scheduled Tribes: The Pradhans of Maharashtra

Castes and Tribes of India Series
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  • Author :S.R. Murkute
  • Year of Publication :1990
  • ISBN: :9788170222620
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XV, 210
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Arts and Culture, out of print

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About the Book :

Thought Indian and foreign scholars have written a lot about Gonds, not much is known about Pardhans who are ethnically and culturally a part of the great Gonds and have been chiefly responsible for preserving and passing on of the mythology, rituals, folk-lore etc. of the tribe. In this study of the Pradhans, from Yavatmal district, which is the chief habitat of the Pardhans in Vidarbha, the author describes the ethnic status of the tribe, its social organisation and important institutions like marriage, family etc. Apart from studying their socio cultural aspects, the author has traced the social change which has set in the tribe since planned development started in the region. This is an authentic addition to the existing literature on the tribe and would be welcomed by sociologists, anthropologists, the development authorities and administrators as well as scholars and readers in general.

About Author :

Shashidhar Ramchandra Murkute (b. 1934) has been working as Head, Department of Sociology at the Smt. Kesharbai Lahoti Mahavidyalaya, Amravati (Maharashtra) for the last twenty five years. He obtained his M.A. as well as Ph.D. in sociology from Nagpur University. He also holds a Diploma in Library Science for same university. He has been a Faculty Member on the Social Science faculty as well as Member of the Board of Studies in Sociology of Nagpur University. Presently, he is a Member of the Board of Studies in Sociology of Amravati University. Dr. Murkute has presented research papers at Regional, State and University level seminars and conferences.