Handbook of Tribal Politics in India is undoubtedly the most authoritative source for a systematic and comprehensive study of this vibrant field of scholarship. Divided into three sections, the chapters cover a broad range of themes ranging from a general introduction to tribal politics to exploring contemporary issues and concerns within the discipline. The book presents a trajectory and authentic overview of tribal politics while keeping in mind the changing relationship between tribal communities and democracy. Using qualitative and quantitative data, it studies the role of tribal political representatives in public policy-making, issues related to communities, and the nature and dynamics of tribal politics at the state and national levels. It explores the patterns, conditions and challenges of tribes’ participation in electoral politics and presents the issues and agendas that will continue to affect the tribal politics in future. This book is an essential resource for teaching and research in political science and other social science disciplines studying comparative political dimensions.

Tribal Identity and Governance in State Politics of Jharkhand

Tribal Identity and Governance in State Politics of Jharkhand

Tribal identity and governance in state politics of jharkhand

FRAMING THE PROBLEM

When faced with the question of analysing the nature of tribal politics, it is important to keep in mind certain distinct features that characterize the community. For example, the tribal population is mostly concentrated in the peninsular belt and north-eastern India, with a sparse and scattered population in other parts. The other proposition that is essential to remember is that tribal communities have not undergone a uniform process of political socialization, and the nature of their political structures, in general, has remained different across various regions. Accordingly, areas predominantly comprising tribal population are earmarked as the Fifth Schedule ...

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