Dr. Gadadhara Mohapatra


Tripura University (A Central University)

City – zip:

Suryamaninagar, Tripura - 799022




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Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Tripura University


Masters and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi & Post Doctorate from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.


<ul>\r\n<li>Erasmus Mundus Scholarship by European Commission for Post Doctoral Research at University of Freiburg, Germany</li> <li>Received UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship at Rabindranath Tagore Centre for Human Development Studies (RNTCHDS), Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata</li> <li>Recipient of The Paul Foundation Scholarship for 2006-2007, during Doctoral Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi</li>\r\n</ul>


<p>His primary research interests are mainly in the area of dynamics of chronic poverty, women self help groups, food security and coping strategies among vulnerable groups.</p> <p>Has published two books titled <ul><li>‘Dynamics of Poverty: Role of Women Self Help Groups in Kalahandi District </li> <li>Dynamics of Chronic Poverty and Food Security: A Sociological Study of Forest-Based and Mining Areas of Odisha</li></ul></p>




ISSN: 2249 3433


The word tribe is variously used in literature to denote a community on the basis of homogeneity. Originally many autochthonous communities who were identified by similar culture, social organisation and governance, living away from the main stream life of a country, were mentioned as tribe by their colonial rulers and Western scholars. Many such communities have moved towards the mainstream lifestyle so that they may no longer be identified as secluded, underdeveloped people with queer customs. This has happened to all areas of the world where tribal communities live. Still, many tribal communities lead their lives in very primitive ways devoid of the techno-economic glamour of contemporary civilization. These communities are labeled as "Primitive Tribal Groups". Indian Government has identified such tribal groups to give special attention to their development, whereas in the Indian Constitution all the tribal groups are recognized as "scheduled tribes".


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