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Networking, respect for the culture nurtured by local communities and knowing the aspirations of modern tribal youth – these factors help rural children realize their full potential.

In recent time, modernity has triggered tribal consciousness empathetically. Increasingly available facilities are pushing the educated and informed tribal groups to seek (new) identity among majority in the Indian society. […]

So it is very important for anthropologists and other social scientists in contemporary world to study understand and explain the status of tribal youth with respect to its participation and acceptance to the wave of development and modernization and further related changes. As this unstoppable force of development and further change, already experienced by the nontribal societies and modern world, has and is being realized with many positive as well as devastating effects in personal as well as social fronts of individuals it is important to understand that how the tribal youth is dealing or tends to deal with it. […]

Considering the changing scenario in the present context, two formal emerging sides come out from preliminary understanding. The elderly generation along with its acceptance to the changes, defines it as the need of the altered scenario. But at the same time, it explains the aspiration of modern tribal youth as distancing from the age old community values and morale. On the other hand, the sublime youth is silently and gracefully adopting such new avenues. Fading importance of various social structures and institutions are few of the different dimensions of understanding among elderly sections in different tribal communities about the new aspiration of tribal youth. […]

Read or download the full paper “Social Transformation, Identity of Indian Tribes in Recent Time: An Anthropological perspective” by Subhendu Kumar Acharya & Gautam K Kshatriya (University of Delhi), published in Afro Asian Journal of Anthropology and Social Policy Volume-5, Issue-2 2014 >>

Date Visited: Sat Jul 02 2016 12:14:43 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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