Mapping the Tribal Economy: A Case Study from a South-Indian State by Bandlamudi Nageswara Rao (Hardback, 2013)
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- DescriptionIndigeus people (tribals) are viewed as historical objects of curiosity worldwide. In India, tribes have been marginalised by the creation of administrative boundaries and further hedged in by administrative (forest and land) policies, legislations, colonial and modern market ecomic orientations, techlogy, indifferent state policies and social pressures. The way of life of tribal communities, and production and distribution relations among them, has undergone significant changes in recent decades. It is necessary to enquire as to how these changes were brought about and to consider their impact in a historical context. This book brings together issues like the variations in the magnitude of land alienation, methods of land alienation, tribal movements, and restoration of alienated land among the selected villages, namely Reddyganapavaram, Darbhagudem and Reddynagampalem in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It also examines the role of changes in techlogy, cropping patterns, irrigation, agricultural wages, the nature of the work and the number of working days in a year among the tribal people, and their impact on overcoming poverty in the tribal ecomy. The book focuses chiefly on social and political mobilisation among the tribal population, the role of n-governmental organisations in the process of building awareness and educating them towards understanding legal procedures and techniques to deal with the issues of land alienation, labour exploitation and restoration of alienated land. With its insightful contributions, Mapping the Tribal Ecomy will be of immense value to teachers, students, and scholars of ecomics, tribal studies, ecomic anthropology, public administration and social work. It will also be of interest to policy makers, administrators, social activists, n-governmental organisations, and those working with tribal communities.
- Author BiographyBandlamudi Nageswara Rao has taught economics extensively to under-graduate and post-graduate students for the last ten years. Presently, he is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Hyderabad, India. He has presented several research papers at international and national conferences and seminars, some of which have been published in conference volumes and in reputed journals. He specialises in the areas of tribal development issues, Dalit and women's issues, agricultural and forest issues, and in the issues of human rights and governance of marginalised sections. He is also a social activist and is associated with several organisations at both the national and state level in India.
- Author(s)Bandlamudi Nageswara Rao
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication01/03/2013
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight676 g
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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