BIO-CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCHEDULED TRIBES: Policies and Issues
Edited by P.K. Misra, H.K. Bhat and K.K. Misra
Notwithstanding so much of attention paid to the welfare of scheduled tribes during the six and a half decades of independence, they are still at the bottom of human development. Even, they are being gradually dispossessed of whatever resources they had under their control in the past. In fact, the modern development paradigm cannot address the problems of these people and there is an urgent need for an alternative paradigm. The present book, which is an outcome of a national seminar, and contains papers on themes such as nutrition and growth, tribal economy, tribal development, concept of tribe, health, disease and healthcare, etc., promises to be of immense value for social scientists, policy makers and administrators.