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Medical Sociology of Tribal Communities


ISBN: 8185167567
ISBN 8185167567
Name of Authors Balveer Singh
Edition 1st
Book Type Hard Back
Year 1992
Pages 104
Language English

The tribal groups of Rajasthan as elsewhere in the country are at a crossroad today. They are exposed to the forces of modernization including the interaction with the allopathic medicine. On one hand, they want to retain some of the attributes of their age-old traditions of healing and on the other, are keen to adopt to the emerging new way of national life. The social dilemma is crucial for them. In the present study which is a part of medical sociology, the author makes an intensive study of the tribal neighborhoods of a city. The tribal migrants, the author informs, have increasingly taken to modern allopathy. The acceptance is final provided they have financial resources to go for allopathy. The nostalgia for traditional healing methods, however, clings to their social structure.

Balveer Singh has obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He is an efficient field researcher. At present he has been working as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Depart of Sociology, Sukhadia Unversity. Udaipur.


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