Books are a gateway of knowledge to any subject. And it remains the same with tribes of India. Travelling alone, with theoretically no knowledge of any of the Indian tribes might just hamper your Indian tribal tour.These books on Indian tribes provide you a gateway of what to expect from various tribes of India.Indian books on tribes are enormous in number. From now onwards I will bring to your many a series of books on tribes of India. I would advice Indian tribal travelers to first go through some of these Indian tribe books and a joyful Indian tribal tour is among the weight list.
1The Tribals of India-by, Sunil Janah (Photographer)
Synopsis: Published in1993, this book is a collection of black and white photographs of the tribes of India, along with narrations of the author's experiences with various Indian Tribes. The book covers, the changing lifestyle of tribes in India accompanied by 30 years of vast experience of the author.
2 Demographic perspective on India's Tribes-by, Arup Maharatna
Synopsis: This book is a discussion on distinct demographic patterns and behavior of various tribes of India. It suggests that these are often influenced and shaped by broadly common sociocultural features unique to these Indian tribes. The book is an analytical view of demography of tribes in Jharkhand, West Bengal and other parts of India.
3 Santhal Women : A Social Profile-by, Chaturbhuj Sahu
Synopsis: This book is a study of the Tarajori panchayat of Deoghar District, Bihar and chiefly covers the post-1947 period.
4 Tribal communities and Social Change-by, Pariyaram.M.Chacko (Editor)
Synopsis: The book reprints all the important papers on tribes of India and their cultures published in the Indian Sociological Society's journal Sociological Bulletin from 1952 to 2001. The articles deal with range of issues concerning Indian tribes such as law, crime, education etc. |
5 Role and Image of Law in India: The Tribal Experience-by, Vasudha Dhagamwar
Synopsis: The book studies the relationship between tribes and the state with reference to the Indian legal framework.