Information for Tribal Development: A Case Study of Santals' Attitude and Adjustment


  • Visva-Bharati University, Institute of Agriculture, West Bengal, 731 236, India


Information is considered as one of the most powerful instruments for bringing about socio-economic development on egalitarian line. After independence Government has undertaken various measures for increase of literacy among the people, especially for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities and to make them educated, aware about the need and importance of information, knowledge for development. The present study is an attempt to examine whether three successive generations of the primitive community, the Santals, living in close proximity with the educated and cultured environment of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan have brought about any change in their attitude towards education in general and information in particular. It was observed from the study that there is no significant difference of attitude generation wise towards information.


Attitude, Education, Information, Information-Communication, Scheduled Tribe, Santal.

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Library Management

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