Indian Anthropology: Tribal Absorption And Integration

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Paper 4 Indian Anthropology (Module 18) Tribal absorption/ assimilation/integration Objective of the study:  To know the various approaches to put tribes with main stream of the society.  To know the Anthropological perspective.  To know the criticism put forwarded by the various thinkers. Contents: 1. Tribes Definition 2. The approaches 2.1. Policy Of segregation. 2.2. Assimilation. 2.3. Integration of tribes. 3. in anthropological perspective 4. Criticism 5.Summary 1. Tribes Definition: The term “tribe” to describe people who were different from those of the mainstream civilization has been viewed as a colonial construction (Beteille 1995; Singh 1993).The term Scheduled Tribes first appeared in the Constitution of India. Article 366…show more content…
He Said that assimilation would lead to Loss Of identity also it would destroy the Uniqueness of Tribal life. He raised a question? That can we say that we are better off a more development. Then the Tribal. In answer to his question by saying (Tribal life is superstitious. We need to their development what is happening ill effect of them and contact withoutside world.It’s is Ethonocetricisim tribal life have to preserve and identity .but their development should not come under identity cost. This come under integration. That one thing save a certainty the tribal life having its own Characteristics is happier in main ways then our own and this marks the beginning of policy of…show more content…
On the positive side the tribes who are full citizens have, barring a couple of islandic communities, maintained their demographic growth rate. They have also maintained their identity, distinct way of life, although they have not remained unaffected by the storms blowing around their country. Also remained in good parts of the North-East and a large part middle India an agrarian community in possession of their though the incidence of land alienation has sharply increased around urban areas. From almost the zero level in the 1930s progress education and literacy, health and communication mark able, though critical gaps exist in the utilization of these facilities by tribal’s as compared to non-tribal’s. They have also participated in the democratic processes and have a share in the control of the apparatus of political power. Therefore there is no substance in the allegation that their declined and. that they have been prevented from acquiring real powers. On the negative they remain the most backward, underdeveloped and, next only to the Harijans, the most exploited. The since not have been development Indian their of lands, even in and in care has been population has political side how communities economic Development and

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