The whole world is thinkingin terms of Reconstruction. Noreconstruction can hope to besuccessful unless and until wethoroughly understand the spiritualand physical needs of the people whomwe earnestly hope to assist along theroad to a further and better life. Thisbook is written with a deep knowledgeand love of the people will help us toachieve the necessary understandingof the problems, which face us.This volume on differentaspects and dimension of theaspirations and problems of the tribalpeople is of immense help to ourcountry. The findings, suggestions,reflections and analytic exercisesprovide the foundations for thestrategy of tribal development. Thebook is the outcome of a deep humanconcern, objective assessment of tribalproblems through long association,and clear understanding of the politicaland administrative dimensions oftribal development. His practical andp e r c e p t i v e i n s i g h t s ma k e acontribution of unique significance.This volume being compiledhas presented the primary data andsecondary data on such wide varietiesof subjects, as Education, Health,Identity issues, Women, Geneticaspects of health, Village Council,Individual and Ritual life cycle,I n d u s t r i a l g r owt h , Fo r e s t r y,Rehabilitation issues, Voluntaryorganizations, various developmentalissues and tribal art. There is a need forpreparing database on tribal issues inIndia.