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I.2.3 Different ways of acquiring mate in primitive societies

Introduction : The tribes in India have a variety of ways of acquiring mates. Since the tribals consider their marriage, more or less, as a social and civil contract, many tribes do not perform religious ceremonies for the solemnization of marriage. Majumdar has listed the following eight ways through which the tribals acquire their mates. […]

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II.9.1 Tribal Development Administration in India: Approaches and Programmes

Tribal development administration has a long history. It started much before India’s Independence. Tribal development administration has evolved over the years with changes in the Scheduled Areas and among tribal people. New strategies and policies have been initiated to address emerging challenges in tribal development administration. There has always been difference of opinion regarding suitable […]

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II.7.2 Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.

Tribal development is concerned with economic growth and social justice, improvement in the living standard of the rural and tribal people by providing adequate and quality social services and minimum basic needs become essential. It is a comprehensive and multi-dimensional concept, and encompasses the development of agriculture and allied activities, village and cottage industries and […]

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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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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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