Criminal Tribe to Primitive Tribal Group and the Role of Welfare State

The Case of Lodhas in West Bengal, India

Author: Santanu Panda,Abhijit Guha

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781634636858

Category: Social Science

Page: 76

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This book deals with the marginalisation of a minority tribal group (the Lodhas) in the West Bengal state of India and the role of a democratic welfare state in improving the living conditions of the tribe. The Lodha tribal community of West Bengal has a long history of drawing the attention of administrators, anthropologists, social activists and the media. In the colonial times, this community was designated as a 'criminal tribe' and carried the social stigma during the post-colonial period, although the Government created category after category (eg: 'Denotified' and 'Primitive Tribal Group') to designate this marginalised community. The grass root level reality, which emerged from media reports, anthropologists accounts and activists literature, revealed that the marginalisation of the Lodhas continued long after the Independence of the country. What seemed to lacking in the long narrative of the Lodhas is an empirical, comprehensive and specific location based field study on the assessment of the various attempts by the Government and the administration towards the process of development of this marginalised tribal community of West Bengal. Under this broader context, this book is a modest attempt to make a location based empirical assessment of the ground realities of the development of the Lodhas, which revealed from the beginning until today, the governmental attempts towards the improvement of the living conditions of the community which were misplaced, and as a result, the funds remained wasted and did not work at all, although variations in terms of utilisation were also observed. It is therefore recommended that a more careful and down to earth approach which is sensitive towards the needs of the community should be undertaken to demarginalise the Lodhas of West Bengal. The book would be helpful for the graduate students and instructors in Social Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, History, Public Administration, Development Studies, Social Work and Rural Development. It will be also useful for doctoral level students in the various branches of social science. The book would be of use to the government officials, policy makers, NGO workers and other development practitioners working in the field.

Crime and Custom in Savage Society


Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136417249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

View: 8069

This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120350278

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

View: 8761

CAT MATHEMATICS is designed to help you prepare for the real CAT Quantitative and Data Interpretation sections. The book emphasizes on those topics that are given maximum weightage in CAT examinations and are least covered in other books. It introduces many innovative ideas/tools/rules in each chapter to make the learning easier. The book is organized in two parts: » Level boost up section » Trend section In LEVEL BOOST UP SECTION, each of the 9 chapters is designed to initiate a CAT orientation and create a CAT momentum in the minds of the aspirants through its pedagogical aids that ultimately boost up the aptitude level. TREND SECTION will enable you to feel the pulse of CAT before the actual CAT. It includes • CAT Papers (2002–2008) with answers • Trend CAT Papers (with answers) consist of questions found to be a trend during CAT 2009–2013 • Mock CAT includes test papers designed with CAT level of difficulty KEY FEATURES • Rapid concept—Each chapter starts with a list of important concepts/theorem/rule/short cut tips to provide you an easy and all time access to important rules/concepts. • Problem followed theory (PFT)—Each basic concept/rule/theorem is followed by a problem of CAT level. It enables you to understand the basic concept/rule clearly and also helps you to learn its application in solving actual problems. • Check your progress—It consists of brainstorming problems with ideas different from the problems solved in PFT in order to widen the base of the aptitude level of the aspirants. • The book also has a companion website that contains aptitude tests and interactive exercises.

'Criminal' Tribes of Punjab

Author: Birinder Pal Singh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136517871

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 3582

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Cultivating Development : An Ethnography Of Aid Policy And Practice

Author: David Mosse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788178296012

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 336

View: 8018

Based on a detailed account of an actual development project, this book addresses an important question: Is development practice actually driven by policy? Development agencies and researchers are preoccupied with policy; with exerting influence over policy; linking research to policy, and with implementing policy around the world. In this book, David Mosse argues that rather than being driven by policy, development practice is actually shaped by the exigencies of organisations and the need to maintain relationships. At the same time, however, development actors work hard at maintaining the fiction of representing authorised policy in their actions. This book (which can be characterised as being a social investigation) asks pertinent questions about international aid, in particular of British aid for rural development. It does so by examining in depth the experience of a development project in western India over a period of more than ten years and as it falls under different policy regimes. Mosse analyses development processes in the light of the broad experience of the project workers (which included himself), even if it means destabilising policy representations. The book is a compelling re-examination of the politics and ethics of engaging with development and a rare self-critical reflection practice.

The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000

The Challenge Ahead

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi,Sarmistha Dutta Gupta

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761932420

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 5876

This important and comprehensive volume vividly depicts the current status of women and girls in West Bengal. The analysis has been conducted in the framework of the socio-economic and politico-cultural ambience that has characterized the state in recent decades. The contributors highlight both areas of strength and vulnerability and clearly demonstrate that the status of women cannot be conceived as monolithic or static--it has many facets and is in a state of constant flux. The analysis of macro data is supported by revealing micro studies based on field surveys and an examination of cultural trends.

Coming of Age in Samoa

A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation

Author: Margaret Mead

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062566091

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Rarely do science and literature come together in the same book. When they do -- as in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, for example -- they become classics, quoted and studied by scholars and the general public alike. Margaret Mead accomplished this remarkable feat not once but several times, beginning with Coming of Age in Samoa. It details her historic journey to American Samoa, taken where she was just twenty-three, where she did her first fieldwork. Here, for the first time, she presented to the public the idea that the individual experience of developmental stages could be shaped by cultural demands and expectations. Adolescence, she wrote, might be more or less stormy, and sexual development more or less problematic in different cultures. The "civilized" world, she taught us had much to learn from the "primitive." Now this groundbreaking, beautifully written work as been reissued for the centennial of her birth, featuring introductions by Mary Pipher and by Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson.

Savaging the Civilized

Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India

Author: Ramachandra Guha

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226310473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

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Verrier Elwin (1902-1964) was unquestionably the most colorful and influential non-official Englishman to live and work in twentieth-century India. A prolific writer, Elwin's ethnographic studies and popular works on India's tribal customs, art, myth and folklore continue to generate controversy. Described by his contemporaries as a cross between Albert Schweitzer and Paul Gauguin, Elwin was a man of contradictions, at times taking on the role of evangelist, social worker, political activist, poet, government worker, and more. He rubbed elbows with the elite of both Britain and India, yet found himself equally at home among the impoverished and destitute. Intensely political, the Oxford-trained scholar tirelessly defended the rights of the indigenous and, despite the deep religious influences of St. Francis and Mahatma Gandhi on his early career, staunchly opposed Hindu and Christian puritans in the debate over the future of India's tribals. Although he was ordained as an Anglican priest, Elwin was married twice to tribal women and enthusiastically (and publicly) extolled the tribals' practice of free sex. Later, as prime minister Nehru's friend and advisor in independent India, his compelling defense of tribal hedonism made him at once hugely influential, extremely controversial, and the polemical focal point of heated discussions on tribal policy and economic development. Savaging the Civilized is both biography and history, an exploration through Elwin's life of some of the great debates of the twentieth century: the future of development, cultural assimilation versus cultural difference, the political practice of postcolonial as opposed to colonial governments, and the moral practice of writers and intellectuals.