Panel or Session Title
Mapping of Adivasi or Indigenous Development from a Political Anthropology Perspective
Organizer: Eswarappa KASI
Development of adivasi or indigenous communities is the mainstay of all the elected governments in India. State has initiated number of initiatives in order to address the questions of livelihoods and development of adivasis or indigenous groups in their inclusionary process. Despite of its continuous engagement with the policies and plans, there are large number of adivasi(s) and indigenous groups, who are at the margins of development. This is due to the prevailing party politics and red-tapism in the system of governance. Further, post-globalisation resulted in expansion of non-state actors or development agencies in the inclusionary process of the marginal groups. These development agencies work for these communities and also trying to mediate development between the state and the community at large. Thus, in order to map out the developmental footprints and futures of the state and the agency and politics of development, power relations, chronology of schemes initiated and empirical evidences of these initiatives, our panel aims to welcome papers from the scholars and researchers of anthropology, politics and development studies which have a strong emphasis on the developmental footprints and futures with a special focus on theoretical, methodological and empirical understanding of political anthropology in particular and social sciences in general.
Anyone interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract on-line through a centralized website open from April 25 through September 30, 2017, 24:00 GMT.