Tribes and Their Indigenous Knowledge: Implications for Development

Bastar Folk Art

Author: Choudhary, S N (edt.), Kishore K Basa(Gen.edt)
Year: 2008 ISBN: 978-81-7702-198-2
Publishers: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal; Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi
Intangible Cultural Heritage of India - Series 8

The 8th book in the series of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India, has articles on the current status of structure and functions of indigenous knowledge especially among tribes. It examines how tribes manage their social and economic life, health and disease, cultural diversities etc., with the help of their own knowledge system which is indigenous and historical. It also examines futures of this knowledge system particularly during the era of globalization and WTO regime. The book is primarily addressed to the world of scholarship as well as all the change agents who deals with tribal issues.

About the Authors

S. N Choudhary, Professor of Sociology, currently Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemorary Studies, is a former fellow of A.N. Sinha Institute, Patna, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and SMH Paris. He has conducted field work among Red-Indians in Canada. He has completed 23 research projects, 23 books and 50 articles in Professional Journals. He has produced 25 Ph.Ds. Currently he is working on Tribal Development and Impact of Technology.

Kishor K. Basa is a Ph.D. from University of London and a Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Fellow of University of Cambridge. He has been teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Utkal University since 1980 and was the former Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) Bhopal. He was a former President of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences Section, Indian Science Congress and Archaeology Section of the Indian History Congress. He has co-edited five books and published papers in anthropology, archaeology and museology. He is the General Editor of Intangible of IGRMS and annual journal 'Humankind'.

Source: IGRMS library, Bhopal and the Book itself

Contributed by: Satya Ranjan, CEE Central

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