Dimensions of Tribal Movements in India: A Study of Udayachal in Assam Valley
India has the largest concentrationof tribals in the world. In recent years, a vibrant feature of North-East Region has been the rise of ethnic consciousness leading to tribal movement and ethnic unrest. This vital problem faced by us today is largely on inheritance from our recent past and a close look back is called for to unravel some trends for second thought to solve this burning problem. In the present book, Dr. Paul has tried to explain the various dimensions of tribal movements witha special reference to 'Udayachal Movement' in Assam Valley. This ia pioneering attempt where he explored sociologically the genesis of plain's tribal movement of Assam Valley. His contention is that Udayachal Movement has not come out from a vacuum. The contradictions introduced by the Unequal socio-political forces in the tribal communal social system during the colonial era and the consolidation of the same in the post-Independence period challenged their existence.
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