Assement and Interventions of Social Capital among Primitive Tribal Communitites in India
Social capital has been described differently by various researchers, depending on how they concentrate on social capital's functions, outcomes, sources or impacts. According to Robert Putnam (1993) social capital refers to the collective value of all 'social network' and the inclinations that arise from these networks to do things for each other. The tribal communities in India are in different stages of transition. Their unique system of living, tradition and customs differentiate one tribe from another. They are spread over in different geographical regions of the country. The present study will contribute towards understanding the role of social capital in influencing these outcomes, allowing tribal societies to respond faster to change than those with a certain number of resources. And it also intended to suggest the strategies to enhance the social capital among the Irula tribes in Tamil Nadu.