ISBN: 8188789038 Publisher:Three Essays Collective Book Format: HardCover Language: English Physical Description: xxiv, 118 p Year of Publication: 2003
The three essays in this book develop a systematic critique of the romanticised notions of tribal life, identity and ecology that informs so much of today’s scholarship as well as the popular perceptions and ‘everyday commonsense’ relating to these themes. The author has examined genesis of certain vision found in the work of Verrier Elwin, the grand old man of Indian anthropology and ‘tribal’ policy, and has shown how it links up with the contemporary realities of ethnicity, caste and community in India and a hegemonic Hindutva politics.
Archana Prasad Archana Prasad is Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. She has a Ph.D. from Centre of Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and was awarded the Rockfeller Fellowship for Environmental History at Cornell University. She has written extensively on tribal development, identity formation and local systems of natural resource conservation for scholarly as well as popular journals.