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140202 VO Scheduled Tribes in India - Changing Perspectives (2012W)

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Language: English

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Tuesday 09.10. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 16.10. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 23.10. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 30.10. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 06.11. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 13.11. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 20.11. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 27.11. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 04.12. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 11.12. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 18.12. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 08.01. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 15.01. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 22.01. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 29.01. 11:45 - 13:15 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The above titled lecture concentrates on the Scheduled Tribes of India and discusses and analyzes their changing perspectives within a broad framework of the cultural history of modern India.

Scheduled Tribes (STs) in India today have registered change and transformation in many aspects of their social and cultural life and living. The identity, status and autonomy which they used to enjoy in the historical past under the rule of the feudatory kings have become things of the past. Modern electoral politics has had a great impact on life in the village communities. Generally the quality of life has been severely affected. Nonetheless, due to development interventions of the government, modern road communication and transport facilities in tribal areas have appreciably improved. Educationally and economically people have become modernized and people of the younger generation search for new identities and demand for new rights over their land and territory. The growth of primary health centres, and the implementation of health delivery programmes have shown signs of progress, and rampant malaria and diarrhea have effectively remained under control. Yet, there are several staggering issues and problems relating to tribal development which have remained unresolved. Of late, Maoism/Naxalism has raised its ugly heads in many tribal dominated pockets which has shattered peace and tranquility in the tribal regions, at the same time posing a challenge to the state administration.

Topics:

Scheduled Tribes: Constitutional Provisions
Distribution of Tribal Communities in India
Middle Indian Tribes: Linguistic Divisions and Sub-divisions
Tribes in Odisha: History, Society and Culture
Change and Development

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Reading list

Recommended Readings:

Choudhury, S.N. (ed.) 2009. Tribal Development Since Independence, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company.
Hussain, Nadin. 1990. Tribal India Today. New Delhi: H. Publications.
Nayak, Prasanna Kumar 2011. They are Different but not primitive: Tribes in the Jungle Kingdoms of Orissa, Seminal Papers, CAS Publications, Dept. of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
Nayak, Prasanna Kumar 1989, Blood, Women and Territory: An Analysis of Clan Feuds of Dongria Kondhs. New Delhi: Reliance Publishing House.
Nayak, Prasanna Kumar 2001, Revisiting Tribes and Reconsidering Tribal Development, Adivasi, Vol. 40, SCSTRTI, Bhubaneswar.
Report of the Working Group on Empowerement of the Scheduled Tribes for the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012), New Delhi: Government of India, Planning Commission.
Sharma, Anima 2005. Tribes in Transition, New Delhi: Mittal Publications.
Singh, K.S. 1985, Tribal society in India : An Anthropo-historical Perspective, New Delhi: Manohar.

Association in the course directory

BA9, MAK2, EC2-2
IE: T I, VM5, VM4

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