Prof. Ramdas Rupavath, faculty in the Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences at University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected in the category of  Non Fiction – Author of the Year for his book on Politics of Education in India: A Perspective From Below, for Literary Award 2022 by Ukiyoto Publishers, Toronto, Canada.

Prof. Ramdas Rupavath

Prof. Rupavath has been selected for the best contribution to his non-fiction book and developed tribal education theory. It is based on the Tribal education and Perspective from Below. The book is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York and London Global edition.

The award was based on the criteria of decision quality, review and other parameters.

The book Politics of Education in India: A Perspective From Below studies the state of tribal education in India. India has the single largest tribal population in the world, yet the tribal community remains one of the most economically impoverished and marginalized groups in the country.

The volume

• Examines the educational status of the tribal population and studies developmental issues such as unemployment, illiteracy, caste discrimination, and inequality faced by the community.

• Studies the implementation and execution of welfare schemes, initiatives, and reforms in place to tackle issues faced by tribal students and identifies loopholes in the various centrally sponsored schemes.

• Emphasizes the importance of the Right to Education Act and presents policy implications for the educational uplift of India’s very many millions of tribal people.

A critical study of the Indian education system, this book will be indispensable to students and researchers of education, education policy, minority studies, indigenous studies, sociology of education, and South Asian studies.

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