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Tension-Free Indian Ocean-Implications for India

 bonded labourers or as indebted persons. Why do we not make this fact explicit in our studies? It is also claimed that the process of Sanskritisation takes over the tribals when they corns into contact with the other citizens. However, it has been seen that one of the important consequences of Sanskri tisation in many backward areas has been to assign a very low social position at first to the tribals, calling them beefeaters, pig-keepers, non-bathers etc. It is the understanding of this larger aspect of the inclusion of the tribals into the pan-Indian society which alone is meaningful for any scientific analysis of our society.

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