Hon’ble Governor of Haryana Shri Bhandaru Dattatraya released a book titled, “Banjara’s World View: Epistemology, Experience” authored by Prof. Ramdas Rupavath, Head, Centre for Human Rights, Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
The book is a detailed, in-depth analysis of society that does not understand their suffering. Analysis of the social and political developments in Lambadi society in India. This society is a fusion of different cultures. Society of nomadic creatures. There are many stories of feudal society, capitalism, exploitation in the landlord society and the cries of life conflicts experienced by the tribal in the grassroots society. The uniqueness of this book is that it analyzes the facts of history, not only through statistics but also from a political and social point of view.
Lambadi society is a society that has experienced for itself how much their community, gangs and families have been exploited by the tyranny of their own ethnic brokers. The system of exploitation still remains intact. Education was the only way for the British to overthrow colonialism, their patriarchs acting as brokers.
Due to the lack of research by non-governmental and non-governmental organizations to examine the origins of Telangana Lambadi and their development, comprehensive information about them could not be included anywhere.
Sociologists and anthropologists in India are doing a lot of research on tribal. They examined only a few tribes and some of them tribes have lost prominence. A few other tribes were neglected among them are the Lambadi tribe.
The book discusses the issues related to these Lambadi’s. Are the Lambadi’s sons of the soil? Are they aboriginal? Are aborigines and tribal different? Lambadi’s are oppressed, suppressed, harassed and politicized by all political parties. History tells us that the tribes fought on their own before the arrival of Aryans, and that they had precedence over the Harappa Mohenjo-Daro even before the Aryans.
The aim of this book is to analyze the epistemological and living experience of the lives of Banjaras or Lambadi’s, as well as contemporary alienation of socio, economic, political and cultural relations.
More information about Pro. Ramdas Rupavath can be seen at https://uohyd.academia.edu/DrRRamdasRupavath