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Item Code: IDG182
Author: R. C. VERMA
Publisher: Publications Division, Government of India
Language: English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 8123003285
Pages: 344 (B & W Illus: 1, Color Illus: 3, Figure: 7)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
weight of book 536 gms
About the Book:

This book presents an insight into the historical perspective of Indian tribes, their demography, constitutional and legal provisions relating to various safeguards for their protection and development. It also fives information about their life, skills, art and culture.

Mr. R. C. Verma has served in the Government of Indian's Ministries of Home Affairs, Welfare as well as in the Central Excise and Customs. He also received President's Award-1996 for his distinguished record of service and a Certificate of Appreciation-1993 from the Government of U.S.A. for his contribution in the field of Drug Law Enforcement.

About the Author:

Shri. R.C. Verma, born on 6th December, 1945, remained member of thirty years. He has served the Government of India in various important positions including Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Director, Ministry of Welfare, Commissioner, Central Excise and Customs. As Director, he was involved in the policy and planning for the tribal development, and had also visited various tribal areas in the country.

Shri Verma has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Government of U.S.A. Department of Justice in June 1993, for his outstanding contributions in the field of Drug Law Enforcement. He has also received the prestigious President's Award on the occasion of Republic Day, 1996 for his distinguished record of service.

The book gives detailed knowledge on the subject and is the first publication of its kind. It provides comprehensive account of the life and culture of the Indian Tribes, various aspects of their problems and the constitutional safe-guards for their protection and development. The book has been well received by the cross-section of the readers interested in the subject.

Shri Verma has literary frame of mind and has been contributing articles on wide range of subjects to various journals. One of the important articles on Tribal Development was published in the journal Yojana with the theme India: Forty years of Independence, brought out by this Division.


1.Changing Concept of Tribes1
2.Tribal Population11
3.Tribal's Struggle for Survival47
4.Protection of Tribal Rights in Land78
5.Tribals and Forests92
6.Education for Tribals100
7.Tribal Labour106
8.Exploitation of Tribals by Money-lenders113
9.Exploitation of Tribals Through Liquor118
10.Constitutional Safeguards121
11.Reservation in Services130
12.Reservation in Parliament and State Legislatures165
13.Administration of Scheduled Areas
and Tribal Areas
14.Tribal Development189
15.National Commissions for Scheduled Castes,
Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes
ITotal Population, Scheduled Castes Population
and Scheduled Tribes Population with
percentage in the total population in
1981 and 1991 Census (in 000)
IList of Scheduled Tribes223
II-AList of Scheduled Castes240
IIIList of Orders Specifying the Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes in States
and Union Territories
IVMajor Scheduled Tribes Communities and
Their Population
(as per census report : 1991)
VPrimitive Tribes with Main Occupation268
VIChronological Record of Tribal Revolts273
VIIBengal Regulation XII of 1833.276
VIIILand Alienation Laws in Various States287
IXItems of Minor Forest Produce292
XPercentage of Literacy among Scheduled
Castes, Scheduled Tribes and General
Population in 1991.
XIEnactments/Regulation on Money
Lending/Debt Redemption in Various States
XIIList of Other Backward Class Persons/
Sections Excluded from Reservation for Other
Backward Classes
XIIIThe Statewise List of Number of Seats
Reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes in the Parliament and Assemblies.
XIVState-wise List of Scheduled Areas310
XVTribal Areas (Sixth Schedule)320

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