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The story of how a young IAS officer fell in love with India’s tribal heartlands, and how these experiences changed him forever.

Pravir Krishna first came face-to-face with the stark realities of the exploitation of tribal people when he was posted as the collector and district magistrate of Sarguja, a tribal district in Madhya Pradesh, in 1994. It affected him so deeply that he embarked on a journey towards bettering the lives of tribal people. Ever since, he has helped create an atmosphere where tribals traded freely and earned more. In fact, his market reforms were listed by the UNO-FAO as among 32 global best practices. Pravir’s close association with the tribes began in Sarguja, it then continued in Bastar, and now as managing director of TRIFED it has become even more important.

Two decades later, his efforts have culminated in the Pradhan Mantri Jan Jatiya Vikas Mission, an initiative for enterprise-centric approach to tribal development, vis-à-vis the traditional welfare-centric approach. The book also discusses critical topics like the pros and cons of providing a fair deal to tribes for their forest produces; and what needs to be done to quadruple the incomes of tribes using this as the engine.

The author offers various hands-on suggestions for transforming symbolic legislation for the tribes to a more robust approach to tribal development that is based on strengthening self-help; use of local resources and the traditional and sound skills and knowledge-bank of the tribes; and the need to develop enterprises based on these resources.

This is the remarkable story of a bureaucrat whose destiny is forever entwined with that of many of India’s tribal communities.
 
 

Review

‘A very gripping narrative of a number of interesting experiences that the author has had in the tribal hinterland of India.’
—M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India

‘Pravir Krishna’s passion and energy to change the lives of tribals in the country is irresistible.’
—Bhaskar KhulbeAdvisor to Prime Minister

‘Pravir Krishna’s novel-like approach in writing makes Tryst with the Tribes immensely readable.’
—Dr Achyuta SamantaMember of Parliament, Lok Sabha; Founder, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)

‘Pravir Krishna transformed TRIFED through his imaginative planning and immaculate execution to benefit India’s tribal communities.’
—Anil Swarup, former Secretary, Government of India

‘The intensity of Pravir’s commitment to tribal welfare is visible in every page. A great read.’
—C.K. Mishra, former Secretary, Government of India

‘An amazing insight into the lives of tribal people of India, the book also details the enormous potential that exists in tribal entrepreneurship.’
—Abhay KarandikarDirector, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

‘An inspirational story about how a sensitive, committed and intelligent civil servant transformed an entire ecosystem of tribal livelihood and also made Tribes India one of the most trusted “ethical-ecological” brands of our times.’
Sanjeev Chopraformer Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie

About the Author

Pravir Krishna, an IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has held various posts from Assistant Collector to Secretary Government of Madhya Pradesh and Government of India in which he earned the reputation of a ‘doer and change maker’. He charted a stellar career course over the past 34 years, setting new paradigms of empathetic service in all his roles. These years also helped him implement his vision for serving people in a manner he knows best—with a blend of the right thought and action. He is widely recognized as a participative and transformational leader with strong team-building skills and the unique ability to stand with the team, shoulder all pressure, give due credit and judiciously deal with average performers to turn them into high achievers. His witty writing style and strong emotional quotient place him in the genre of thoughtful writers who make facts seem more interesting than fiction
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Tryst With The Tribes Tales From Tribal Heartlands

Tryst With The Tribes Tales From Tribal Heartlands

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  • ISBN: 9789355202062
  • Author: Pravir Krishna
  • Publisher: Rupa
  • Pages: 208
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

The story of how a young IAS officer fell in love with India’s tribal heartlands, and how these experiences changed him forever.

Pravir Krishna first came face-to-face with the stark realities of the exploitation of tribal people when he was posted as the collector and district magistrate of Sarguja, a tribal district in Madhya Pradesh, in 1994. It affected him so deeply that he embarked on a journey towards bettering the lives of tribal people. Ever since, he has helped create an atmosphere where tribals traded freely and earned more. In fact, his market reforms were listed by the UNO-FAO as among 32 global best practices. Pravir’s close association with the tribes began in Sarguja, it then continued in Bastar, and now as managing director of TRIFED it has become even more important.

Two decades later, his efforts have culminated in the Pradhan Mantri Jan Jatiya Vikas Mission, an initiative for enterprise-centric approach to tribal development, vis-à-vis the traditional welfare-centric approach. The book also discusses critical topics like the pros and cons of providing a fair deal to tribes for their forest produces; and what needs to be done to quadruple the incomes of tribes using this as the engine.

The author offers various hands-on suggestions for transforming symbolic legislation for the tribes to a more robust approach to tribal development that is based on strengthening self-help; use of local resources and the traditional and sound skills and knowledge-bank of the tribes; and the need to develop enterprises based on these resources.

This is the remarkable story of a bureaucrat whose destiny is forever entwined with that of many of India’s tribal communities.
 
 

Review

‘A very gripping narrative of a number of interesting experiences that the author has had in the tribal hinterland of India.’
—M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India

‘Pravir Krishna’s passion and energy to change the lives of tribals in the country is irresistible.’
—Bhaskar KhulbeAdvisor to Prime Minister

‘Pravir Krishna’s novel-like approach in writing makes Tryst with the Tribes immensely readable.’
—Dr Achyuta SamantaMember of Parliament, Lok Sabha; Founder, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)

‘Pravir Krishna transformed TRIFED through his imaginative planning and immaculate execution to benefit India’s tribal communities.’
—Anil Swarup, former Secretary, Government of India

‘The intensity of Pravir’s commitment to tribal welfare is visible in every page. A great read.’
—C.K. Mishra, former Secretary, Government of India

‘An amazing insight into the lives of tribal people of India, the book also details the enormous potential that exists in tribal entrepreneurship.’
—Abhay KarandikarDirector, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

‘An inspirational story about how a sensitive, committed and intelligent civil servant transformed an entire ecosystem of tribal livelihood and also made Tribes India one of the most trusted “ethical-ecological” brands of our times.’
Sanjeev Chopraformer Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie

About the Author

Pravir Krishna, an IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has held various posts from Assistant Collector to Secretary Government of Madhya Pradesh and Government of India in which he earned the reputation of a ‘doer and change maker’. He charted a stellar career course over the past 34 years, setting new paradigms of empathetic service in all his roles. These years also helped him implement his vision for serving people in a manner he knows best—with a blend of the right thought and action. He is widely recognized as a participative and transformational leader with strong team-building skills and the unique ability to stand with the team, shoulder all pressure, give due credit and judiciously deal with average performers to turn them into high achievers. His witty writing style and strong emotional quotient place him in the genre of thoughtful writers who make facts seem more interesting than fiction

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