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Tribal Identity and the Modern World
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Tribal Identity and the Modern World

  • Suresh Sharma - Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India


August 1994 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This unusual study outlines the conceptual difficulties surrounding the way in which tribal identities and the texture of tribal-non-tribal interaction in India are expressed. Sharma examines the implications for the pre-colonial equations between social cohesion and political authority.
 
PART ONE: THE PROBLEM OF METHOD
 
Cultural Diversity in the Age of Progress
 
Self-Placement and the Colonial Mediation
 
Proximity and Approximation
 
PART TWO: TRIBAL SOCIAL COHESIONS AND POLITICAL AUTHORITY
 
Pre-Modern Tribal Contiguity
 
The World of Shifting Cultivation
 
Political Authority and the Tribal Contiguity

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ISBN: 9780803991552
£30.00