State, Society, and Tribes : Issues in Post-Colonial India
State, Society, and Tribes does not follow conventional scholarship on tribal people in India, which... more
State, Society, and Tribes does not follow conventional scholarship on tribal people in India, which remains greatly influenced by a narrow and isolationist conceptualization upheld by the colonial discourse on indigenous populations. Instead, the book revisits the concepts of ‘tribe’ and ‘tribal society’, situating the existing body of knowledge in the context of state policy and socio-cultural developments witnessed in India after independence. An overarching exposition on contemporary research and a nuanced analysis of contestations on a variety of tribal issues, the volume will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, and political science.