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Globalization and the Tribes of India: Issues of Tradition and Transition

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Globalization Report 2018 by the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) very clearly endorses that the industrialized countries are the winners of globalization. It concludes, “In Switzerland, the GDP per capita resulting from increasing globalization grew on average by 1,910 euros per year between 1990 and 2016. In India, the last ranked with respect to globalization-related welfare gains, this figure rose by an average of only 20 euros per year. China (80 euros per year) also recorded below-average gains.” Despite this, there are many protagonists of globalization, and therefore, the impact of globalization on nations and communities is still contentious. The debate which started in the last quarter of the last century, still remains inconclusive. With this background, I would like to assert that globalization, despite its good and not-so-good impacts, is a part of the human history. It is largely a process, which should be distinguished from its structure. I argue that the process of globalization might impact the “contents” and not the “form” of a society, as it happens in case of language change. I would take the example of the tribes of India who are portrayed as the greatest victims of globalization and cultural homogenization.Discipline/Coordinating Entity: Humanities and Social Sciences

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October 22
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10:30 am - 11:30 am
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