Tribal Studies in India

Perspectives of History, Archaeology and Culture

Editors: Behera, Maguni Charan (Ed.)

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  • Explores the possibility of developing tribal studies as a discipline drawing on emerging perspectives from history, archaeology and ethnography
  • Deals with perspective shift from a complementarity approach to an obviation approach across the disciplines of history, archaeology and anthropology 
  • Provides a roadmap of empirical and theoretical understanding of tribal issues in contemporary academics
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This book provides comprehensive information on enlargement of methodological and empirical choices in a multidisciplinary perspective by breaking down the monopoly of possessing tribal studies in the confinement of conventional disciplinary boundaries. Focusing on anyone of the core themes of history, archaeology or anthropology, the chapters are suggestive of grand theories of tribal interaction over time and space within a frame of composite understanding of human civilization. With distinct cross-disciplinary analytical frames, the chapters maximize reader insights into the emerging trend of perspective shifts in tribal studies, thus mapping multi-dimensional growth of knowledge in the field and providing a road-map of empirical and theoretical understanding of tribal issues in contemporary academics. This book will be useful for researchers and scholars of anthropology, ethnohistory ethnoarchaeology and of allied subjects like sociology, social work, geography who are interested in tribal studies. Finally, the book can also prove useful to policy makers to better understand the historical context of tribal societies for whom new policies are being created and implemented.


About the authors

M. C. Behera, M. A., Ph. D (Economics) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, has been pursuing researches on tribal studies and rural economics from mid-1980s. He has authored/edited/co-edited more than 30 volumes on socio-economic and cultural life of tribal and rural people from theoretical and empirical perspectives. To his credit, he has more than sixty research papers on national and international topics published in various national and international journals. He has presented about sixty five papers in national and international seminars/conferences in the country and abroad. He is a member of many professional bodies. Dr. Behera was a Professor of Indigenous Culture Studies and Dean School of Cultural Studies, Central University of Jharkhand before he joined as Director of Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India.   

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Tribal Studies: Emerging Perspectives from History, Archaeology and Ethnography

    Pages 1-31

    Behera, Maguni Charan

  • The Bhils in the Historic Setting of Western India

    Pages 35-50

    Sinha Kapur, Nandini

  • Exploring Ethnohistory of Arunachal Pradesh

    Pages 51-66

    Showren, Tana

  • Historical Reconstruction of the Past of Northeast India: An Assessment of Colonial Writings

    Pages 67-79

    Thakur, Amrendra Kumar

  • Schooling ‘Truant’ Tribes: British Colonial Compulsions and Educational Evolution in Chhotanagpur, 1870–1930

    Pages 81-111

    Bara, Joseph

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tribal Studies in India
Book Subtitle
Perspectives of History, Archaeology and Culture
Editors
  • Maguni Charan Behera
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-026-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9026-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-025-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 318
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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