iii+106p., 31 Col Plts., 7 Tables, Maps, Bib., Gloss., App., 33 cm.
This "Illustrated Atlas of Tribal World" provides a comprehensive picture on the distribution of 418 tribal communities all over India.
In addition, a brief account of major tribes of the states or union territories has also been discussed highlighting their major concentration, language spoken by them, social organisation, traditional primary occupation, religion and education.
The atlas contains 31 plates, out of those, 4 plates comprise the map of India. Plate no. 1 contains growth and variation of the Scheduled Tribe Population, 1961-1991. This is shown through bar graph in each state/union territory. Plate no. 2 projects concentration of the Scheduled Tribe population, 1981. Plate no. 3 shows physiography and forest; and Plate no.4 depicts distribution of major scheduled tribes, 1991. The remaining 27 plates of states/union territories have shown districtwise distribution of the Scheduled Tribes with ranking on population strength. Besides, plate of each state comprises two insect maps viz., relief and forest alongwith a habitat profile.
The appendix of the atlas has included list of the Scheduled Tribes and their languages, primitive tribal groups, growth and variation of the Scheduled Tribes from 1961-1991. The atlas has also been enriched by a comprehensive list of glossary.