Tribal World and its Transformation (The)Xth ICAES Series No. 1
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About the Book :
This volume offers a selection of eighteen papers which focus on the tribal world and the 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.
About Author :
Bhupinder Singh entered the Indian Administrative Service in 1956 and has been associated with tribal development work since 1957 when he was posted to Orissa. His interest in this field continued with his active involvement in tribal welfare work in Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. His doctoral thesis was based on research on the Saora tribe in Orissa. He has also contributed papers to several learned journals. As Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry he looks after tribal development in the country.