Mobile and Marginalized Peoples

Mobile and Marginalized Peoples

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Author: Rudolf C Heredia
Shereen Ratnagar/
Editor(s): Rudolf C Heredia / Shereen Ratnagar
Publisher: Manohar
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 236
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817304497X


The specific themes covered in this volume are modernization and the victimization of the disadvantaged; nomadic, pastoralism and tribal organization as separate from the state; the rise of chiefships or states in regions where it was pastoralism rather than agriculture that produced wealth; artisanal mobility and the kinds of crafts produced by pastoralists; the desertions of agrarian settled regions in the past; the forms of incorporation of tribal society into feudal states; shifting cultivation and its relationships with peasantry and local markets; and gradual changes effected in pastoral society in early Tamilakam.

This volume is based on a symposium sponsored by the Social Science Centre, which is engaged in action-oriented participatory research on issues of current concern. Its publications include Tribal Education for Community Development (1989); and Tribal Identity and Minority Status: The Katkari Nomads in Transition (1994).