International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part A (2015)
Predicaments of tribal development in India: the case of the Lodhas of West Bengal
Santanu Panda, Abhijit Guha
In this paper an attempt has been made to describe the actual scenario of the development processes operating in case of a marginalised tribe in the West Bengal state of India. This tribe, named Lodha suffered from the stigma of being classified as a ‘Criminal Tribe’ in the colonial period, which were found to be continuing even during the post-colonial period. The anthropological findings narrated in the paper revealed that the development processes generated by the government around the Lodhas suffered setbacks, although there were variations in terms of the utilisation of the governmental development inputs for the Lodhas. Finally, some recommendations have been advanced in the concluding section of the paper which may be useful for the administrators as well as researchers interested in applied social research among the tribes of developing countries.
How to cite this article:
Santanu Panda, Abhijit Guha. Predicaments of tribal development in India: the case of the Lodhas of West Bengal. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(11): 33-38.