• Suratha Kumar MalikEmail author


The present chapter is the ‘Introduction’ which provides a synoptic view about the tribals of India and their problems, especially the land problems. The chapter begins with the definition of tribes and provides a conceptual and theoretical framework for the present study. It, in detail, discusses about different theories of social movements and justifies the theory which best suits the present study. The chapter also analyses the backdrop of the study, research problems and the larger issues that the present study tries to engage with. It discusses how land remains an important issue for tribals after 70 years of India’s independence by examining the problems of land alienation in tribal areas in general and Koraput district of Odisha in specific. It also provides a detailed review of literature on the study and also discusses about the methodology and the significance of the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceVidyasagar UniversityMidnaporeIndia

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