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Tribal development report, human development and governance, edited by Mihir Shah and P. S. Vijayshankar ; Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation

"This book sheds light on the status of tribal communities in Central India with respect to governance, human development, gender, health, education, arts, and culture. Written by noted academics, thematic experts, and activists, this first-of-its-kind report by the Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation brings together case studies, archival research, and exhaustive data on key facets of the lives of Adivasis, the various programs meant for their development, and the policy and systems challenges, to build a better understanding of the Adivasi predicament. This volume, - Discusses the human development challenges faced by the Adivasis in India, covering the dismal state of health, education, and nutrition in Adivasi regions; - Explores key issues related to gender and development in an Adivasi context, the impact of the loss of common lands and forests on their traditional economic roles; - Presents the progress made thus far in implementing PESA and FRA; - Examines the current state of "Denotified Tribes" in India, the policy response of the state post-independence and the abrogation of the act, and discusses the immediate need for recognition of their political rights; - Highlights the importance of recognising, developing, and preserving Adivasi arts, music, dance, crafts, language and literature, and knowledge systems. Companion to Tribal Development Report: Livelihoods, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of indigenous studies, development studies, and South Asian studies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
PART I: Human Development and Governance -- Gender Issues including Gender based Violence among Scheduled Tribes / Madhu Sarin and Shankar Gopalakrishnan -- Forests, People and their Hopes: PESA and FRA and Overview / Ajay Dandekar and Sayantani Satpathi -- Health of Tribal People in Central India / H. Sudarshan and Tanya Seshadri -- Hunger and Malnutrition amongst Adivasis / Dipa Sinha -- Educational Situation of Scheduled Tribe in India with a Focus on Scheduled V Areas and West Bengal / Vimala Ramachandran -- The Children of Lesser Gods: The Tragedy of Denotified Tribes Today / Ajay Dandekar -- PART II: Arts, Crafts, and Languages -- A Status Report of the Tribal Arts within the Central Indian Tribal Belt / Sudeshna Guha -- Adivasi Knowledge, Language, and Literature / G. N. Devy
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (375 pages)
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