The Indian government’s twin objectives of protecting the tiger population in the Nallamala forest in Andhra Pradesh and providing “development” to the indigenous Chenchu people have resulted in an on-going process of Chenchu displacement from the forest. The research is an anthropological intervention to comparatively analyze the development definitions of the Chenchu people (N=15), subgrouped location-wise as Deep Forest Chenchu, Intermediate Forest Chenchu, and Displaced Chenchu, and the Government and NGO representatives (N=13), including Integrated Tribal Development Agency representatives, NGO workers, and conservation authorities. Both groups defined development as access to basic amenities, education and jobs, health, freedom, livestock, and well-being in varying agreements. The study concludes that discrepancies exist in the development perspectives of the two groups, the Chenchu displacement is unsystematic, and the implementation of development projects was non-uniform. Small sample size, limited research time, and gender imbalance are some of the limitations of this study.
|Advisor:||Hoffman, David M.|
|Commitee:||McClellan, Kate, Holmes, Carolyn E.|
|School:||Mississippi State University|
|Department:||Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Social research, Wildlife Conservation|
|Keywords:||Chenchu people, Conservation, Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Internally displaced people, Socioeconomic development|
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