Tribes, Castes and Development
Like many parts of India, Assam is well known as the land of varied castes and tribes since times immemorial. The people and their mode of life in different periods of history moulded varied social, cultural and economic traits in Assam. The social, cultural and economic landscape of the state is very much unique with assimilation and association of different community. People of the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes are more interested in maintaining social peace and harmony in Assam. There exists a very significant difference regarding demographic and socio-economic patterns of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes people with those in other parts of the country.
The present study is an attempt to discuss about the different socio-economic aspects & demographic patterns of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes with particular reference to Sivasagar district of Assam.
Krishna Jyoti Handique (b. 1970) obtained his M.A. degree from Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh in 1995. He received his Ph.D. from the same University in 2008. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Gargaon College, Simaluguri. He is also presently working as the Director in the Gandhian Studies Centre in the same college.
He is the founder Chief Editor of Social Science Journal of Gargaon College. He has written /edited 14 books and 69 research papers /articles. He is a life member of the North East India History Association, North Eastern Economic Association and Indian Economic Association.
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