The book has been designed in accordance with the contemporary developments that it covers almost all the aspects tribal life. The course begins with the conceptual meaning of the term tribe and its changes in nomenclature during the colonial and post-colonial phases. The tribes in India have been classified by several scholars according to geographical, racial, linguistic and economic differences. The socio-cultural institutions such as marriage, family, kinship and religion are extremely important elements of the each and every tribal community which differentiate one from another from their human rights aspect. The other important aspects of the course are gender issues in tribal societies, tribal ethnicity and identity, tribes and museum in India and impact of the globalization, modernization, and industrialization in the life of the tribal communities. Educators, Teacher Trainees, Policy makers, academicians, researchers, Curriculum Developer, higher level students, social activist, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to significant topics in International Relations, Foreign Policy and Human Rights and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.
Dr. SWATI CHAKRABORTY is Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Women Studies in Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt Ltd. She was International Fellow of KAICIID at Vienna, Austria. She has done her PhD in Human Rights from University of Calcutta with the thesis on “RIGHT TO EDUCATION: A study on tribal women of rural West Bengal”. She was attached with National Human Rights Commission, India as a Research Consultant. Dr. Chakraborty had a good teaching expertise as Lecturer in The English College (School of Management), Calicut, Kerala Her special lectuers are on Human Values and ethics to Management studies and Dignity and Rights. She is also a member of executive council at National Centre for Inclusive growth and Development Research (NCDR), Mysore. Member of Review Committee of Raj Rajeshwari Journal of Psychological and Educational Research Also she is the editor of books like “Handbook of Social Media for Digital and Social Inclusion”, “TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT”, “Gender Identity and Roles in India: Issues and Challenges”, “Multidisciplinary Handbook of Social Exclusion and And Human Rights” and “Handbook of International Relations: Issues of Human Rights and Foreign Policy Vol.I and Vol II”.