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Foragers The Chenchus

Author Name: P. Vishnu Dev | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Until few thousand years ago, virtually all humanity lived as hunters and gatherers. The same foragers may hold the key to some of the central questions about the human condition–social life, politics, economy and gender–about the possibility of living with nature, without destroying it.

The intention behind this book is to make people understand how the Chenchu community has been constructed, developed and survived with their intelligence designs for thousands of years while protecting the ecology of their habitat. This research is aimed at studying and documenting the epistemological basis of the socio-cultural practices among the Chenchu community in the Nallamalla forest. The study has an immense scope to contribute to the understanding of tribal issues and challenges in a global context. The research findings of the study may provide a ground for debate and discussion,while influencing the policy and decision making towards safeguarding and development of Tribal habitats in India.

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P. Vishnu Dev

Dr. P. Vishnu Dev teaches Sociology at the Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Indology and Comparative Religions, Tübingen University, Germany. His extensive field experience and several research projects carried out on Tribal communities in India have broadened the proper understanding of foragers in the context of modern development models. He has published several articles in national and international journals. His areas of interest include Tribal Studies, Hunter-Gatherer Societies, Political Sociology and Religious Studies. He combines academic pursuits with various administrative experiences to serve youth and student community. Presently, he holds positions such as Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Sociology, Osmania University; Director, Empanelled Training Institution, OU, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India; Coordinator, National Service Scheme,OU, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India; Director, Equal Opportunity Cell, OU sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.

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