|Publisher:||munshiram manoharlal publishers pvt. ltd.|
|No. of Pages:||359|
About The Book
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called methodological pluralism'. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India.
The volume is a companion to the PHISPC Volume VII Part 7 on Tribal Religions published in 2012. It consists of seventeen articles dealing with the life-world of different tribes in general, and their religious beliefs and practices in particular. Tribal societies have undergone great changes during the last seventy years after Independence due to several factors, such as, modernization, industrialization, urbanization and participation in the process of social, political and economic development. Several tribes, especially those who inhabit the remote forest and mountainous regions, still face the problem of losing their habitat and the means of livelihood. Many others have faced the problem of losing their socio-cultural identity in the event of conversion to other religions. The problem is more serious in the case of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (P.V.T.Gs). The traditional religions of such tribes as, Todas of the Nilgiri Hills, the Kurku of Central India, the Mal Paharia and the Birhors of Jharkhand, West Bengal, etc., Santals, Oraons, Munda, Birja, Maler, etc. of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, etc., the Bhils and Gonds of Western and Central India, some vulnerable tribes of South India, the Kuki, the Toto, the Borok, the Molsom, etc. of the North-East India, have been discussed in this volume.
About The Author
D.P. CHATTOPADHYAYA, M.A., LL.B., Ph.D. (Calcutta and London School of Economics), D. Litt. (Honoris Causa), studied, researched on law, philosophy and history and taught at various Universities in India, Asia, Europe and USA from 1954 to 1994. Founder-Chairman of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (1981-1990) and President-cum-Chairman of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1984-1991), Chattopadhyaya is currently the Project Director of the multidisciplinary over hundred volume Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture (PHISPC) and Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilizations (CSC). Among his 37 publications, authored 19 and edited or co-edited 18. He has also held high public offices, namely, of union cabinet minister and state governor. He is a Life Member of the Russian Academy of Science and a Member of the International Institute of Philosophy, Paris. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2009 by the Government of India.
S. SHYAMKISHORE SINGH, was educated in Imphal and Guwahati. He received his M.A. (Philosophy) and Ph.D. degrees from Gauhati University. His area of interest are Logic, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. He started his teaching career in 1965 as a Lecturer in Government D.M. College, Imphal. He joined the Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, in 1971 as a Lecturer (later promoted to Reader). He joined Manipur University in 1988 as Professor, and started the Department of Philosophy as the Head. As a Senior Professor, he became Dean, School of Humanities during the years 1995 to 1998. He retired from service in 2007. After retirement, he has been associated with Manipur University as a Guest Faculty Member in the Department of Philosophy. At present, he is engaged in work of editing the PHISPC Volumes on Perspectives in Assamese Language, Literature and Culture and Manipuri Language, Literature and Culture. He has published two books and edited four books. He has also about eighty published research papers. Dr. Singh is the former editor of Manipur University Research Journal of Humanities and Social Science, and a Reflections: a Journal of Philosophy, published by Manipur University, He was a member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research.
|Title:||Tribal Religions History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization Vol. VII, Part 13||Publisher:||munshiram manoharlal publishers pvt. ltd.|
|Author:||S Shyamkishore Singh D P Chattopadhyaya|
|No. of Pages:||359|