Social Work in India
Authors: Various Authors
Editor: Bodhi S. R.
9789384465049 | PB | pp.448 | 2016 | Adivaani
This specific volume of the TAS series attempts to unravel key constitutive elements of a ‘perspectives from within’ in Tribal and Adivasi Studies.
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This specific volume of the TAS series attempts to unravel key constitutive elements of a ‘perspectives from within’ in Tribal and Adivasi Studies. This being a subject area not sufficiently explored by scholars and whose myriad questions remain definitively unanswered to this day, both in academia and within progressive activist scholarship. Evidences to assert and augment propositions related to unraveling this distinct methodological position have been sourced from a practice discipline — social work. Discursive in nature and drawing extensively from the experiences of those who have directly engaged in critical and strategic practice in Tribal/Adivasi empowerment, this volume; also an act in epistemological reconstruction, envisages asserting and achieving greater depth and clarity of the said perspective in the identified subject domain.
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About the Contributors
Mr Bodhi S.R. is a Dalit and Tribal Social Work Scholar. He has completed MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and M.Phil from NIMHANS, Banglore. Mr Bodhi is an Assistant Professor at TISS. He has been on a Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme, University of Gavle, Sweden. He has more than 28 national and international articles and seminar paper publications to his credit. His few project work are (i) Mapping Adivasi realities across India with special focus on land holdings, socio-cultural, politico economic status, citizenship and struggles (ii) To advocate for a distinct tribal epistemology in Indian academia. Mr Bodhi is the Editor of Indian Journal of Dalit and Tribal Social Work, also a Member of International Journal of Management and Social Sciences, IRDA, Ranchi. Mr Bodhi is the Member of Advisory Committee on Tribal Development, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India, New Delhi. He is the Convener of Tribal Intellectual Collective India and Dalit and Tribal Social Work International Collective. Mr Bodhi is the board member of Insight Foundation, Delhi and North East Research and Social Work Network, Korkrajhar.
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