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Role and Image of Law in India
The Tribal Experience



© 2006 | 420 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The relationship between tribes and the state with reference to the Indian legal structure is the focus of this book which fills a gap in the literature.

Examining three tribes of India, the author traces the historical roots of their dispossession, their engagement with and subjugation by the British, and how their ordeal of disempowerment continues, even after independence.

The book offers new research data from a variety of sources and by bringing together insights from anthropology, ancient history and law, it draws political conclusions that are deeply relevant in today's world.

 
Introduction
 
Tribes in Ancient and Medieval India
 
PART ONE: TRIBES IN BRITISH INDIA
 
The Conquered Tribes
 
The Saura Pahadiyas of the Jungleterry
An Overview  
 
Military Operations of the East India Company Against the Saura Pahadiyas
 
The Jungleterry Under Civil Administration
 
British Conquest of the Bhils of Khandesh
 
The Santals
A Peasant Tribe  
 
The Santal Settlers of the Jungleterry
 
Settlements and Surveys in Santal Parganas
 
PART TWO: TRIBES IN INDEPENDENT INDIA
 
Faguram Bhatti's Poem
 
Tenancy and Public Interest Litigation in Akkalkua
 
Indefinitely under Trial
The Case of the Four Pahadiyas  
 
The Custom and Practice of Bitlaha
 
`Prisoner at the Bar, Are You Rich or Poor?'
 
Behaviour, Attitudes and Perceptions
The Three Worlds of the Bhils, Santals and Pahadiyas  
 
Conclusion
 
Appendices
 
Bibliography
 
Index

This is an interesting book on the tribes of Central India, about their history, culture and problems. The government should do more to develop their socio-economy…It is recommended to all students, researchers and administrators in social anthropology, law and governance.

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ISBN: 9780761933946
£42.00