About the Book :
Like other rural areas, one of the significant developments in tribal India since independence is the politicisation of the tribal scene. It is a heartening development in the sense of democratic polity. The introduction of adult suffrage in tribal areas gave a radical jolt to their traditional political culture.
In the field of social and politics enquiry, the study of voting behavior in tribal areas is of special importance. This work, in a short copass, treces the growing political consciousness among the Chotanagpur tribaes as a backdrop of their voting behaviour in two different settings one reserved and the other unerserved constituency. The first study deals with the parliamentary elections of 1980 and the second one with the by- elections of June 1981. It deals with the political awarness of the tribals and candidates and the communication channels through which elecation messages reach the elecatorate.
This study is of considerest to those who are interested in tribal voting behaviour. The study is useful not only for the intellecatually inclined but is also useful for the socially conscious publicman and lay citizen interested in India’s social and political problems and in the problems of social development and political change.
About Author :
S.N. Mishra (b.1942), prior to joining the Indian Institute of public Administration, New Delhi as Reader (1980) had been teaching in the post-graduate department of political Science, Magadh University, Local Self Government and the Indian Political System are the areas of his specialization. His research interests center round Urben and Rural Sociology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development. A prolific writer, Dr. Mishra has published a large number of reseach papares in professional journals in India and aboard. Amung his other books are "Politics and Leadership in Municipal Government, Government of India.
L.M.Prasad (b.1946) holds a Master's degree in Political Science of Ranchi University. Presently he is U.G.C. Teacher fellow working for his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Ranchi. He was awarded the prize for essay organised by the Indian Institute of Pulic Administration New Delhi. Shri Prasad has more several research papaers publishes in scholary National and International Journals. Recently he attended an International Conference of Political Science Associations held at Brazil.
Kushal Sharma (b. 1958) holds Master's degree in Psychology from Meerut University, Meerut (1980) amd is now registered for her Ph. D. degree.She has contributed several research papers to learned journal. Her areas of intrests are Social Psychology amd Rural Development. Presently she is a Research Assistant in the TRYSEM Project Administration, New Delhi.