This book examines social inclusion in the education sector in India for scheduled tribes (ST), denotified tribes and nomadic tribes. It investigates the gaps between what was promised to the marginalized sections in the constitution, and what has since been delivered.
• Examines data from across the Indian states on ST and non-ST students in higher, primary and secondary education;
• Analyses the success and failures of education policy at the central and state level;
• Brings to the fore colonial roots of social exclusion in education.
A major study, the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of education, sociology and social anthropology, development studies and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Tribes in India and their Education
Ghanshyam Shah and Joseph Bara
2. Tribal Education in Central India, c. 1835 – 2010: Conditions under Colonialist and Nationalist Moves
Joseph Bara and Anubhuti Agnes Bara
3. Uneven Growth and Hurdled Path: Education of the Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh
4. Strands of Educational Participation of Scheduled Tribes: The Case of Jharkhand
5. Academic Performance of the Scheduled Tribe Students in West Bengal
John Breakmns Tirkey and Sudash Lama
6. Under the Shadow of Prosperity: Scheduled Tribe Students in Gujarat
J. C. Patel
7. The Paradox of Education: Equality and Disempowerment of the Scheduled Tribes
8. Invisible Discrimination: Educational Status of Scheduled Tribes of Telangana State
9. Outliers in Kerala: Education status of Scheduled Tribes
S. Irudaya Rajan and S. Sunitha
10. Educational Status of the De-notified Tribes of Telangana
11. Educational Constraints and Condition of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes in Rajasthan
Appendix I: Method and Sample for ST Studies
Ghanshyam Shah is a former professor of social sciences at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Joseph Bara is a former faculty member at the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, India.