Changing Tribal Life: A Socio-Philosophical Perspective

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Overview

  • Author :Padmaja Sen
  • Year of Publication :2003
  • ISBN: :9788180690235
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XII, 141
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Anthropology, Philosophy, Scheduled Castes and Schduled Tribes, Sociology


About the Book :

The essays in this book seek to understand the dynamics of change in tribal life by addressing various issues such as the Concept of Tribe, the Tribal Philosophy of Life, Concept of Value and Notion of Development. Conceptualizing the Hos of Singhbhum as a tribe, the contributors discuss at length the significance of myth and rituals among the tribals, folk treatment system, dialectics of identity and assimilation, and socio-religion of the tribes. They also examine the impact of modernity and social change on them. A sociological analysis of approaches to tribal development makes part of the volume as well.


About Author :

P. Sen alumni of Patna University, she has been teaching Philosophy at Mahila College, Chaibasa (Ranchi University) since 1971. She is presently the Reader and the head of the department at the same college. She was awarded the Ph.D. degree on the Philosophy of K. C. Bhattacharyya. Her recent field of interest is tribal philosophy of life. She has published a monograph entitled Absolute, Self and Consciousness (1994) and has contributed several research papers to The Indian Philosophical Congress, Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad, The Visva-Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Darshanik Traimasik etc.