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A Content Analysis of Education Among the Scheduled Tribes in Jharkhand: Emphasising Government’s Perspective and Conscientiousness


The paper presents a content analysis of educational scenario of tribes in the state of Jharkhand, India. It highlights the literacy rates, the educational status among the tribal groups, and points out literacy gap across gender, tribes and rural–urban divide in each category. It also compares the educational scenario of tribes of Jharkhand with that of in selected states. The paper reports various schemes and programmes in the field of educational empowerment implemented by the Government of India and Government of Jharkhand. Essentially, the paper critically examines government intervention and achievement in the field of education with a view to understand the progress towards the attainment of universal elementary education with tribes of Jharkhand as case study.


  • Scheduled tribes
  • Literacy rates
  • Gross enrolment ratio
  • Gender disparity
  • Empowered action group
  • Particularly vulnerable tribal groups
  • Educational schemes and programmes
  • Dropout rates
  • Ashram schools
  • Scholarships

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Narayan, B., Chakraborty, U.K. (2019). A Content Analysis of Education Among the Scheduled Tribes in Jharkhand: Emphasising Government’s Perspective and Conscientiousness. In: Behera, M. (eds) Shifting Perspectives in Tribal Studies. Springer, Singapore.

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