COMMUNITY ORGANISATION: METHODOLOGY

With regard to methodology the primary data collected by interviewing the concerned. The Lambdas have been chosen from different age group to elicit their views on different social, political, cultural and economic aspects of their community life and living. The scholar has made personal visits to some of the Thandas and stayed there for some days and has collected the relevant data to meet the objectives of the study. The scholar has also made efforts to hold informal discussions with large number of community people and ascertained their views on varied dimensions relating to this topic

Various studies on the transitional aspects of different tribes have figured in the history of Indian Anthropology. Most of the monographs on Indian tribes written from the beginning of 20th Centuary were by the British ethnographers, administrators and some Indian anthropologists. Field-work was undertaken after careful examination of the previous literature pertaining to lambada tribe. This has give a fairly distinct t picture of the Lambada and their historical past covering more than a centuary. A few studies with regional bias have recently been made on the Lambadas. One such made by the All India Banjara Seva Sangh presents population distribution of Lambada in different States of India and their Socio-economic condition in considerable details. Census of India 1961 volume I Monograph series (part-V-B(IV) Investigation and draft G.P. Reddy editing by A.M. Kurup and Dr. B.K. Roy Burman which gives a brief description of the community life in thandas of Telangana districts. Prakash Rao R. made an attempt to study some aspects of the cultural life of the Nomadic Banjaras. This work gives some description of the life cycles of Banjanas, their nomadic past and present Dr. Prathap Studied the life of the Lambadas and the impact of the urban environment on the life cycles and ceremonies.