A book titled “Education as Development: Deprivation, Poverty, Dispossession” by Prof. Ramdas Rupavath, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad (UoH) published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Global Edition from London, UK &New York, USA. The book has foreword written by Professor Werner Menski, Emeritus Professor of South Asian Laws, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom, UK.

Prof. Ramdas Rupavath

This book studies the state of tribal education in India, which is the single largest tribal population in the world, yet it remains one of the most economically impoverished and marginalized groups in the country. The book is an in-depth analysis of the educational development of tribal in India.

Education as Development: Deprivation, Poverty, Dispossession is a significant new addition for understanding the educational and economic setbacks experienced by the marginalized in India. It focuses on how the social, economic, and education systems have evolved over time in India and identifies the scope for development in these areas. It provides a rational structure for readers to understand how the Adivasi in India can be made to fit in the modern-designed education system. Highlights the problems of the marginalized – such as income inequality, education, health, housing, governance, civil society environment and infrastructure, and others which hamper their overall growth. The book will be of great interest to students, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of education, minority studies, indigenous studies, sociology of education, and South Asian studies.