Social Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion: Development and Deprivation of Adivasis in India

Hardcover | May 25, 2012

EditorDev Nathan, Virginius Xaxa

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This volume focuses on themes of exclusion and inclusion vis-a-vis Adivasis in India. It locates issues of development and impediments to their growth within a larger regional, national, and even global, context. The discussion centres on the states of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa,Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura, which have significant Adivasi populations. It also analyses in-depth issues such as child mortality, hunger, poverty, livelihoods, gender, linguistic diversity, agriculture, and the development process. The book provides a guide for formulating policy in order toovercome deprivation faced by the Adivasis. In doing so, it highlights three important issues: the need to eliminate exclusion in access to services; to accept land and property rights as granted to other citizens; and to ensure adequate representation and voice to the Adivasis in deciding policiesrelated to their lives and welfare.

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This volume focuses on themes of exclusion and inclusion vis-a-vis Adivasis in India. It locates issues of development and impediments to their growth within a larger regional, national, and even global, context. The discussion centres on the states of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa,Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura, which have signi...

Dev Nathan is Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development in New Delhi. Virginius Xaxa is Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Guwahati.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:May 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresForewordDev Nathan and Virginius Xaxa: Introduction and OverviewSection I: Processes of Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion1. M. Hamid Ansari: Inaugural Address: Marginalization of Tribals in India2. Virginius Xaxa: Tribes and Development: Retrospect and Prospect3. A. K. Nongkynrih: India's Development Framework, Environment, and Broom Grass: A Sociological Perspective4. Alex Ekka: Displacement of Tribals in Jharkhand: A Violation of Human Rights5. Bhangya Bhukya: The Eternal Colonial Legacy: Adivasis and Land Assertion in Andhra Agency6. Paul Streumer: Changes and Chances: The Ho People of West Singhbhum and the Challenges of Rapid Economic Growth7. Rosemary Dzuvichu: Gender and the Development Discourse in Nagaland8. Malabika Das Gupta: Class Formation among the Tribes: A Case Study of the Mogs of TripuraSection II: Exclusion Outcomes9. Maitreyi Bordia Das, Soumya Kapoor, and Denis Nikitin: Dying To Get Attention: A Closer Look at Child Mortality among Adivasis in India10. Meena Radhakrishnan: Thought for Food: Endemic Hunger among Forest Dependent Communities11. Amita Shah: Poverty and Livelihoods among Forest Based Regions in Southern Orissa: Evidence and Policy Imperatives12. Veronica Pala and Ibalari Khongjoh: Calorie Deficiency among Scheduled Tribes in the North-Eastern Region of India13. Anvita Abbi: Declining Adivasi Knowledge Systems and Killing of Linguistic DiversitySection III: Climate Change: An Emerging Issue of Exclusion?14. Phrang Roy: On Indigenous Peoples' Future15. Govind Kelkar: Adivasi Women: Engaging with Climate Change16. Birgitte Leduc and Dhrupad Choudhury: Agricultural Transformation in Shifting Cultivation Areas of North-east India: Implications for Land Management, Gender, and InstitutionsSection IV: Dealing with Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion17. Dev Nathan: Displacement and Reconstruction of Livelihoods18. Dev Nathan: Community Representatives' Views on Development Processes19. Ganesh Thapa and Antonella Cordone: Development of Adivasi Communities: Lessons from Projects in AsiaNotes on Contributors