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We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Megan Moodie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What are the horizons of hope and possibility for subaltern groups in contemporary India? We were adivasisis an ethnography of collective aspiration among a marginalized urban community known as the ... More


Ladders to Climb and Bridges to Cross: Reservations, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Backward Classes

O. Chinnappa Reddy

in The Court and the Constitution of India: Summit and Shallows

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066286
eISBN:
9780199081462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066286.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Constitution aroused expectations, raised hopes, made promises, and generally heralded a new, better, and more decent life for the underprivileged and the oppressed people of India. Special ... More


Introduction

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction lays out the central themes of the book. It argues that the Dhanka, like other tribal communities in India, must undertake a great deal of imaginative work to occupy the tribal role ... More


Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Jairam Ramesh and Muhammad Ali Khan

in Legislating for Justice: The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199458998
eISBN:
9780199085347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458998.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter goes into the special safeguards and benefits provided for Scheduled Castes and Tribes. It also goes into how the law is compatible with the ideology and commitment laid out in other ... More


Demand of ‘Tea Tribes’ for Scheduled Tribe Status in Assam: A Review

Dhruba Pratim Sharma

in Troubled Diversity: The Political Process in Northeast India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199453337
eISBN:
9780199085231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453337.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The northeast Indian state of Assam has in recent years been plagued by demands of various groups for official recognition as Scheduled Tribe (ST). One such group, constituted by migrant tea workers ... More


Poverty and Employment

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the impact of economic growth and social programs on poverty and employment. Rapid poverty reduction has been one of the single biggest achievements of the state of Andhra ... More


Addressing Deprivations of Scheduled Tribe Children: A Perspective from Odisha

Soumya Kapoor Mehta

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter tries to identify the underlying processes that result in poor outcomes for Scheduled Tribe households in Odisha, particularly children residing in them. It uses secondary data to ... More


Conclusion: On Collective Aspiration

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last chapter expands the scope of the ethnographic account to reflect on aspiration and affirmative action as important sites of political inquiry in the contemporary world. Focusing on the ... More


The State’s Foragers: The Scale of Multiculturalism

Nurit Bird-David

in Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In recent years, India has seen a viral increase in the number of state-recognized Kattunayaka, the official name of the foragers at the heart of this ethnography. Their ethnonym is included in the ... More


A Road Runs Through It: Changing Meanings in Malaiyali Sacred Groves in Tiruvannamalai District

Eliza F. Kent

in Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter two focuses on sacred groves in the foothills of the Kalrayan mountains of western Tamil Nadu. Maintained by an upwardly mobile Hinduized tribal community (scheduled tribe), the forested ... More


The Quest to Belong and Become: Ethnic Associations and Changing Trajectories of Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling

Nilamber Chhetri

in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Exploring the intricate processes of ethnic mobilization in Darjeeling since the turn of twentieth century, this chapter provides a diachronic understanding of ethnic associations and highlights ... More


Growth and Development in Gujarat: An Overview

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter outlines the growth history of Gujarat and progress made on the social front since its inception in 1960. While its performance relative to the average of the country was fluctuating ... More


Installing Vulnerable Groups in Positions of Power

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

in Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the impact of mandated political representation (henceforth reservation) for women and lower castes in the position of village council leader (sarpanch) on the performance of ... More


Permanent Incumbency Shattered: Development Dilemma and Electoral Choice in West Bengal

Jyotiprasad Chatterjee and Suprio Basu

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The political scene of West Bengal has witnessed a distinct wave of Paribartan (change) since the closing period of the last decade. Beginning with the 15th Lok Sabha Election 2009 followed by the ... More


Logjam: Peasantization Caused Deforestation in Narmada Valley

Vikramaditya Thakur

in Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198098959
eISBN:
9780199084999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098959.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The Indian subcontinent has witnessed unprecedented change in land-use pattern during the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries marked by the intensification of agriculture, in turn adversely ... More


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