Authored By: Hareet Kumar Meena
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 234||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: History / Political Science / Current Affairs
|Price in Rs. 665.00||Price in (USA) $. 53.2|
The resistance movement of tribes in pre and post-independence era is an important chapter in the history of India. The contribution of tribes, whether tangible or intangible, in the socio-cultural sphere and freedom struggle cannot be underestimated. It is a fact that tribe loves their vicinity, law, culture and religion and throughout colonial rule, they preferred to live in isolation. The coming of the British and the establishment of their rule in various parts of India in the late 18th century started to create problems for tribal segment. The colonial policies and the programmes, the system of land revenue, interference in socio-cultural tradition of the tribes, introduction of land and forest act, construction of roads and railways through the tribal areas, etc. alienated the tribes. Consequently, a series of resistance movements took place in various parts of India.
After independence, various efforts have been made to improve the socio-economic condition of the tribalsegment and to sustain the constitutional safeguard given to them. The Central and State Governments have made incessant efforts in the direction of tribal welfare and development. Special programmes for their development have been undertaken in the successive Five Year Plans. The aim was to bring them on par with other developed sections of the society. However, a large segment of tribal community have been impoverished during the last six decades because most planners view development only as economic growth and neglect the social components of education, health, nutrition and hygiene. The strategy for tribal development needs to be focused in multi-dimension ways for their improvement, development and empowerment.
This book deals with the major and lesser-known tribal movements in India and presents in-depth details regarding the causes, course and consequences of these popular civil protests.
Dr. Hareet Kumar Meena has obtained his various academic degrees from Pilani and University of Rajasthan (Jaipur). He did his graduation from Rajasthan University and obtained his Doctoral degree (2011) from the same prestigious and oldest institution of Rajasthan.He was granted Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (Delhi University) to carry out his research work. His field of specialization is Modern Indian History and he is actively engaged in teaching PG & UG classes for more than eight years. He has keen interest in colonial economic infrastructure, tribal resistance movements in 18th-19th century and genesis of revolutionary ideas in British period. His academic credentials include thirty-tworesearch papers published in indexed international journals and reference books. Recently, his two research papers have been published in reputed Social Sciences Journals of USA. To develop the learning-teaching skills he has participated and presented research papers in thirty-seven National/International conferences. Apart from this, he has also authored a book entitled Primitive Tribes of India.
Presently, he is appointed as Assistant Professor in Department of History at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh). The sole motto of his working culture is little work every day, adds up to big results.