KASI ESWARAPPA

KASI ESWARAPPA
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University · Department of Tribal Studies-Arts Culture & Folk Literature

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
KASI Eswarappa, is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tribal Studies-Arts, Culture & Folk Literature, Faculty of Tribal Studies, at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, M.P., India. He graduated from the Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. His specialization includes; Anthropology of Livelihoods, Tribal Studies, and NGOs. He is in the editorial board member of Sage Journals; South Asia Research, SAGE Open & SN Social Sciences.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - March 2020
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • As an Assistant Professor, my roles in the department are; teaching, mentoring, lecturing, and coaching the students of UG, PG and Ph.D, who are pursuing their doctoral work in related fields of anthropology.
July 2017 - present
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • The Department of Tribal Studies in this University came up in 2015 and offers Post Graduate Degree in Tribal Studies, PG Diploma in Museology and Conservation and Doctoral Degree. The Department also undertakes policy oriented programmes.
August 2014 - July 2017
National Institute of Rural Development
Position
  • Faculty Member
Description
  • Duties and Responsibilities include; •To take Introductory classes to PGDRDM Students; •To coordinate the Fieldwork and Field Attachments; •To Conduct Examinations; and •To assist in coordinating Internships and Placements.
Education
January 2001 - December 2007
University of Hyderabad
Field of study
  • Anthropology of Livelihoods
August 1999 - December 2000
University of Hyderabad
Field of study
  • Development & Change due to Sericulture: A Village Study in Chittoor
July 1996 - May 1998
University of Hyderabad
Field of study
  • Anthropology

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Publications (100)
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The concepts of poverty and development have many meanings in contemporary globalized societies. Development by definition implies desired changes in terms of livelihood, improved quality of life and better access to assets and services, etc. However in reality development programmes sometimes have negative consequences, perhaps unintended, multipl...
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The paper tries to explain the adaptive practices of Sugali tribe of Andhra Pradesh, South India. In the process of adaptation, Sugalis experienced various social, cultural, and economic systems and how these systems have altered their traditional institutions which are vis-à-vis related to existing livelihood patterns are probed empirically. These...
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This article demonstrates that certain developmental initiatives have been playing an important role in the socio-economic progress of rural masses in South India and typically involve a number of focused projects. Development of sericulture is shown as a key strategy for supporting backward regions. With particular reference to Kotha Indlu village...
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In the last few years a participatory watershed program is being implemented in the state of Andhra Pradesh. At present, the Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (APRLP) seeks to scale up the ongoing watershed program activities in the state by providing support in the areas of capacity building, livelihood support, and the provision of other s...
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This paper presents cases of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) from Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Bardhaman district in West Bengal (WB) that we argue have the potential to demonstrate alternatives to capitalist development by strengthening the community economies of women belonging to marginal groups. SHGs in Kotha Indlu village in Chittoor d...
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Manuel R. Agosin, David E. Bloom, Georges Chapelier and Jagdish Saigal (eds). Solving the Riddle of Globalization and Development. Oxon: Routledge, 2007. Pp. 300. ISBN: 978-0-415-77031-6 (harback).
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The present paper explores the cultural context of maternal and child health (MCH) care practices and beliefs of Irula tribes. It identifies the factors and analyses the pattern of their domiciliary deliveries and neonatal care among Irula, which is one of the PVTGs (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) in Tamil Nadu. The paper adopted a descript...
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Agriculture occupies a major role in the tribal population, as it is the main source of their livelihood. Most of the tribal people depend solely on agricultural practices as they are illiterate and are unable to get employment to support their lives. In the tribal areas, the males and females work equally to maintain their families. The women of t...
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Vulnerable people (VP) lack in access to resources, development benefits, such as education, health, infrastructure and basic means of livelihoods. They are considered disadvantaged in comparison to other groups in relation to access to resources and other entitlements. VP, such as women, person with disability, people living with HIV/AIDS, sexual...
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Lack of awareness, lack of availability of non-farm activities, lack of nutritional facilities, inadequate health infrastructure, restricted movement to forest areas, and reliance on herbal medicines are some of the worst conditions that the indigenous population had to face worldwide, during the pandemic. Around 10.45 crore (10.45 million) indigen...
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In the paper, an attempt is made to showcase an anthropological account on B.K. Roy Burman, an erudite scholar of international repute, who worked on the issues of tribal people of India in his entire career. The paper makes a modest attempt to explain his academic worldview and epistemology to the contemporary scholars of India and abroad. Further...
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Throughout history, diseases such as leprosy were often looked at with much fear and misunderstood by the people. Rao (2015) reported that the existing best knowledge, therapies, expertise, and surgical and physiotherapeutic skills have also failed when it comes to the dealing with the challenges posed by the social stigma.
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In a development forum, there is a great need to look at the ground realities of organizations, especially in the context of the post-globalization scenario. Thereby comes the notion of ‘community’ from the donor’s point of view. The donors’ participation in the daily activities of the people, especially women, to make them earn their means of live...
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According to Xaxa (2008) the term adivasi means descendants of the 'original' inhabitants in India, though for L.P. Vidyarthi, it means the first settlers. Hardiman (1987) viewed that the term Adivasi came into existence in the Chotanagpur region during the 1920s-1930s. Further, it is argued by the scholars that the term 'Adivasi' holds much 's...
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In the present article, an attempt is made to understand the way “vulnerability” and “being vulnerable” can be contextualized in modern society by analyzing the various groups of vulnerable people, the factors which might lead to such forms of vulnerability and the impact of such conditions on the vulnerable groups worldwide. The focus and aim of t...
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Most religions deal with the attempt of human beings to understand something or some power which is mystic and supersensory, and the practice of ancestor worship is one such kind. The word “Ancestor worship” is coined by the famous Brit- ish Philosopher and Sociologist Herbert Spencer in the year 1885 and is referring to a ritualized summoning of d...
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People are attracted to various forms of religion because it provides believers the opportunity to satisfy all their fundamental desires over and over again. Religion is a social term, but worship includes emotion and mind. Psychology primarily deals with the self, mind, and emotions. It also deals with the personal identity, selfhood, memory , sub...
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Most religions deals with the attempt of human beings to understand something or some power which is mystic and supersensory, and the practice of ancestor worship is one such kind. The word “Ancestor worship” is coined by the famous British Philosopher and Sociologist Herbert Spencer in the year 1885 and is referring to a ritualized summoning of de...
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Transactional analysis was developed by Dr. Eric Berne in 1960s. He was a Psychiatrist by profession. The Transactional Analysis model was not only used for the theoretical approach but also used in practice such as in counselling and therapy purposes. He developed this method for helping the patients (clients) who are under this therapy. Berne was...
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The anthropological discourse of poverty and vulnerability is defined from a general perspective and on the basis of such perspectives poverty eradication programmes are launched. But people have their own perspectives which do not reflect adequately in general epistemological perspective. The discourse on poverty and vulnerability marks a clear di...
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Short Abstract: This panel vividly discusses the affirmative action initiatives of the post-colonial state. We expect to emphasise on the ways in which these initiatives target the social and economic standing of marginal communities. The discussions will also be situated within the context of governing states changing their respective positions on...
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The terms ‘livelihoods’, ‘poverty’ and ‘development’ have different meanings in different societies and people. Development implies a better quality of life and enahancement of opportunities, and better access to assets and services to marginal communities: particularly the Adivasis, women and other marginalized communities. Developing its theoreti...
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Clancy, Joy. 2013:Biofuels and Rural Poverty. London and New York: Routledge. 205 pp. $79.95 (Hardback). ISBN: 9781844077199.
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XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 ISA Theme: Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities RC18: Theme: Dynamics of States and Identities in Contemporary Global Era Programme Coordinators: Stéphanie ALENDA and Eswarappa KASI Chair: Laurence MOREL
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The Independence movement- as well as its subsequent debates- is one of the most documented events in India, in which the questions of identity and subjectivity of the country and its people were the pillar of the movement. Those questions are still relevant in contemporary India as the introduction of neo-liberal policies in the 1990s have changed...
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Both the books under review highlight the critical factors that are of relevance in the present day of changing global societies.These are governance, sustainability, marketisation, liberalisation and the impact on global agriculture, and in a way they are counter-products of the changing face of globalisation.Thus these books are interdisciplinary...
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Despite efforts by the Indian state to develop and maintain various irrigation strategies, many projects have not achieved the desired results, often due to systemic problems inherent in these initiatives. Meanwhile, the growing scarcity of water in South Asia propels new thinking about remedies. Based on detailed fieldwork, this article, which see...
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In the chapter, an attempt is made to describe the concepts of Drought, DPAP and DDP with clear bases of usage with field settings. Special Area Programmes have been formulated to deal with special problems faced by certain areas arising out of their distinct geo-physical structure and concomitant socio-economic development.
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Book review: Dream Zones: Anticipating Capitalism and Development in India Jamie Cross , Dream Zones: Anticipating Capitalism and Development in India, Pluto Press: London, 2014; 240 pp.: 978 0 7453 3372 4, £21.99 (pbk) Kasi Eswarappa Centre for PG Studies (CPGS), National Institute of Rural Development & Panvhayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad, Indi...
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The Adivasi question in south India has become one of the predominant sociological engagements, especially after the onslaught of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation (LPG) in India and its effects are even more in the areas predominantly inhabited by the of Adivasis. It is because of natural wealth located in these Adivasi areas. To plu...
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The terms Poverty and Development have many nuances in the contemporary societies of the world. Development implies improved means of lives and livelihoods, improved quality of life and better access to assets and services, etc. But it may have consequences in some other areas where people do not have a square meal a day and face the scarcity of re...
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Any discourse on poverty and vulnerability needs to be viewed in the context of the deprivations that the the marginal and vulnerable groups are (still) being subjected to. It is more so in the case of vulnerable groups situated in the backward regions of south India and elsewhere. To pursue this academic and epistemological endeavour, the writer t...
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Any discourse on poverty and vulnerability needs to be viewed in the context of the deprivations that the the marginal and vulnerable groups are (still) being subjected to. It is more so in the case of vulnerable groups situated in the backward regions of south India and elsewhere. To pursue this academic and epistemological endeavour, the writer t...
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There is a direct link between livelihoods security and development interventions by different agencies and sustainability of the resources among the tribal communities of the global South in general and India in particular. The link between them is crucial to achieve the desired results of both sustainability of resources and livelihoods. It reduc...
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The government initiatives to enhance the situation of the rural mass, especially rural women, have paved the way to Integrated Rural Development Programmes (IRDP) in India. As part of the IRDP, the Government initiated the formation of groups in the villages of rural India with the name as DWCRA or Self Help Groups (SHG’s). With the help of the Go...
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The terms ‘livelihoods’, ‘poverty’ and ‘development’ have different nuanced meanings in different societies and people; more so in the case of South Asian societies. Development implies a better quality of life and livelihood, and better access to assets and services to marginal communities – particularly the Adivasis, women and other marginalised...
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"This small volume contributes with a critical ethnographic exploration on social exclusion that is still lacking in relation to South Asia. Indian society is being reconfigured by the mobilization of people who had historically been marginalized in economic, social and cultural life. Simultaneously, India’s economic transition is intensifying wi...
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In any discourse on sociology and anthropology, one fact that clearly emerges is that women can generally be trusted to perform their duties with utmost care and attention. This is more so in the case of agriculture and allied activities. No wonder women are playing a very important role in the sericulture industry. Their qualities like maternal in...
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This article demonstrates that certain developmental initiatives have been playing an important role in the socioeconomic progress of rural masses in South India and typically involve a number of focused projects. Development of sericulture is shown as a key strategy for supporting backward regions. With particular reference to Kotha Indlu village...
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Sericulture has become one of the important means of livelihood for the majority of the farmers in South India, especially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Karnataka, known as the ‘Silk Bowl of India’, occupies the top spot in producing mulberry silk in the country. Andhra Pradesh comes second in mulberry silk production in the country. Both these...
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There is a great need to understand, analyse and critically apprise conceptual and methodological issues of poverty and vulnerability and its underlying relevance in the today’s fast changing rural/urban spaces of south India. To pursue this academic and epistemological endeavour, we tried to use the existing literature largely and later tried to r...
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Social exclusion is something that can happen to anyone, more so in the case of hierarchical societies of South Asian countries. But some people are significantly more at risk than others, due to its persistent nature of locational and environmental per se. Research has found that people with certain backgrounds and experiences are disproportionate...
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As south Asia is hub of under-privileged communities, it is very crucial to understand their institutions and its effects on their lives and livelihoods. Despite of geographical limitations and introduction of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI’s), these communities have retained traditional institutions with lot of fervor. These institutions play cr...
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Liberalisation and globalisation paved the way for the emergence of third sector as an agency in the developmental spheres and spaces of marginal groups whereas earlier State used to play this role. Role of third sector in the development of marginal groups, such as Sugalis, is increasingly critical especially post liberalisation and globalisation...
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There has been a flurry of books, papers and research reports on the themes of development, displacement, marginalization and gender justice in the last few years and the edited collection under review is one of the latest in that field. The preface begins reminding us that every year the lives and livelihoods of more than ten million people across t...
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The practice of sericulture played an important role in the development of villages. Sericulture here I mean ‘raising of silk worms’ ‘Development’ can be seen in terms of availability of assets and accessibility of services to all the people in the village. These assets and services can be looked in the form of development in the village. The prese...
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Role of Non-government Organisations (NGOs) in the development process in the third world countries like India is very crucial, especially in the 21st Century. They have a greater role to play in the lives and livelihoods of the tribal and backward communities of India today. An attempt has been made in this paper to see the role of an NGO in the d...
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This book seeks to portray sericulture as a crop enterprise which is emerging as one of the foremost significance for theoretical and methodological understandings in the disciplines of sociology and social anthropology in India. Thus, anthropological analysis of sericulture and its emergence in development literature gives us an idea of the activi...
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The term 'Livelihood' has different connotations in the development studies after 1980's all over the world. Studies relating to Livelihood have got prominence during the same time in the developed and underdeveloped nations of the globe. By using both primary and secondary data sources, this paper points out that shocks and natural causes, such as...
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The government initiatives to enhance the situation of the rural mass have paved the way to Integrated Rural Development Programmes (IRDP) in India. As part of the IRDP, the Government initiated the formation of groups in the villages of rural India with the name as DWCRA or Self Help Groups (SHG’s). With the help of the Government as well as donor...
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The concept of ‘Development’ has many connotations in the contemporary globalised societies. Development implies improved means of lives and livelihoods, improved quality of life and better access to assets and services, etc. But it may have consequences in some other areas where people do not have a square meal a day and face the scarcity of resou...

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1) To exchange knowledge, lessons and experiences in Development induced Displacement and Resettlement 2) Display and share the academic research paper, books and reports worldwide
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To Prepare a project proposal to conduct capacity building and research activities to the stakeholders in central India.