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Vol-4 Issue-2
1. Nature Talk
2. A perspective on the ASI
3. Adivasi Voices in an age of Investment-Induced Displacement
4. Kapilas:A Centre of Cultural Activities
5. Naxalite Movement in Tribal Areas of India: Causes and Suggestions
6. Planning From Below
7. R.P.I. Okenrentie And His Contributions To The Development Of Art Music In Bendel State, Nigeria
8. Back to swidden cultivation: A Case Study of the Juang of North Odisha, India
9. Tribal World In Transition: A Study On Odishan Tribes
10. Books and Blurbs
11. News

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Back to swidden cultivation: A Case Study of the Juang of North Odisha, India
Sahu, Champak Kumar

 

    

The practice of swidden cultivation and its widespread prevalence in tribal areas today is more in an inertia of die-hard tradition rather than for any productive benefits to its practitioner. It never promises the tribal people a dependable food security system that is accrued from an agro-economic practice seen strictly from the point of view of a cost-benefit analysis. Tribals of the present time are aware of the drainage of blood and sweat yet; they resort to the practice like a fish to its water habitat, braving all sorts of coercive directives as well as the hostile conditions for swidden cultivation. 

While development strategists and planners, the background of a deteriorating man environment relation, mobilise all their arsenals of mainstream economic planning, through successive five year plan period. But it had not yielded the targeted result. The tribal world is still hung like the mysterious black hole before the development strategists and administrators, sucking to its bottomless pit, all the alternative ideas of development along with its the massive allocation of funds. Anthropologists see in the mainstream development strategy meant for tribal development, the socio cultural point of view, which are either ignored or made to play a second fiddle, in the conception and execution of tribal related policies and programmes. Tribals have a living tradition, which is very much reflective in their daily way of life, past is as much relevant to them as the present moment. 

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Articles in
Vol-4 Issue-2
1. Nature Talk
2. A perspective on the ASI
3. Adivasi Voices in an age of Investment-Induced Displacement
4. Kapilas:A Centre of Cultural Activities
5. Naxalite Movement in Tribal Areas of India: Causes and Suggestions
6. Planning From Below
7. R.P.I. Okenrentie And His Contributions To The Development Of Art Music In Bendel State, Nigeria
8. Back to swidden cultivation: A Case Study of the Juang of North Odisha, India
9. Tribal World In Transition: A Study On Odishan Tribes
10. Books and Blurbs
11. News

 

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