About the Book :
This volume offers a selection of eighteen papers which focus on the tribal world and the changes which focus on the tribal world and changes which have occurred in it all over the world due to varying reasons. Chief among these are of course the industrialization and modernization which have swept through most nations and which have tended to engulf whole communities both tribal and non-tribal in its wave, transforming them slowly but surely. Developmental plans- by governmental and private agencies have wrought further changes. The study of static societies and placid polities is thus being replaced by a study of the dynamics of development. "The old order change the yielding place to new". Well edited and collated, the papers in this volume offer a kaleidoscopic view of the tribal world. It is hoped that this volume, the first in this prestigious series, will herald a newly-awakened dawn in the study of man.