SCHEDULED TRIBES AND DEVELOPMENT
PERCEPTIONS FROM KARNATAKA
AbstractThe paper examines the development concerns of Scheduled Tribes in areas of geographical seclusion in Karnataka. The transition from their earlier life style to a more sedentary form of living has consequences for men, women, and gender relations within the tribal communities. The various tribal welfare programmes in the state suggest that their impact on the living conditions of the tribal communities has been limited. There were several limitations in the implementation of tribal welfare programmes that need to be re-examined.