Tribal Studies in India

Perspectives of History, Archaeology and Culture

  • Maguni Charan Behera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tribes in History

  3. Ethno-Dimension of Archaeology

  4. Historicity in Cultural Understanding

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-318

About this book


This book provides comprehensive information on enlargement of methodological and empirical choices in a multidisciplinary perspective by breaking down the monopoly of possessing tribal studies in the confinement of conventional disciplinary boundaries. Focusing on anyone of the core themes of history, archaeology or anthropology, the chapters are suggestive of grand theories of tribal interaction over time and space within a frame of composite understanding of human civilization. With distinct cross-disciplinary analytical frames, the chapters maximize reader insights into the emerging trend of perspective shifts in tribal studies, thus mapping multi-dimensional growth of knowledge in the field and providing a road-map of empirical and theoretical understanding of tribal issues in contemporary academics. This book will be useful for researchers and scholars of anthropology, ethnohistory ethnoarchaeology and of allied subjects like sociology, social work, geography who are interested in tribal studies. Finally, the book can also prove useful to policy makers to better understand the historical context of tribal societies for whom new policies are being created and implemented.


Discipline of Tribal studies Ethnography and beyond Holistic and interdisciplinary perspectives Ethno-history approach Tribal Paintings and Rock Arts Colonial writings on tribes

Editors and affiliations

  • Maguni Charan Behera
    • 1
  1. 1.Arunachal Institute of Tribal StudiesRajiv Gandhi UniversityItanagarIndia

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