Categories Anthropology I

I.3.4 Globalization and indigenous economic systems.

Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views,products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.In economic sense, globalisation means interaction of an economy with other economies of the world. Indigenous systems of collective economic production and distribution do not conform to capitalism’s emphasis on individual accumulation.  The two worldviews are […]

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Categories Anthropology II

II.9.1 Tribal policies, Constitutional Provisions and Acts for tribals .

The colonial period in India began in the 17th century for trade and commercial enterprises. British categorized the Indian population into certain dwelling and occupational groups and started implementing various laws, acts and policies for the development and benefits of these people. Tribal Policies during Pre-Independence Period The history of the tribal polices that interest […]

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Categories Anthropology II

II.7.3 Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India.

Social change refers to changes that are significant – that is, changes which alter the ‘underlying structure of an object or situation over a period of time’ . Thus social change does not refer to any and all changes but only such changes which transform things fundamentally. Changes have to be both intensive and extensive […]

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Categories Anthropology II

II.5.3 Sanskritisation- Case studies

Bisipara Village in Orissa : Here caste based occupation was preparing liquor. After independence, they were given license for liquor manufacture. Consequently they earned huge wealth and also they had changed their self-image. So, they wanted to elevate their caste status in local hierarchy through Sanskritisation. Over the period of time, they have achieved a […]

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Categories Anthropology II

II.6.3 Joint Forest Management and tribes- case studies

Forests have been the lifeline of indigenous people in India. However, the British government and, subsequently, the government of independent India have caused the severance of the people’s centuries old relationship with the forest. Deprived of the right of access to the forests and devoid of other means of livelihood, the people began to exploit […]

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