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Information Relating to Tribals: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) – Government of India

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) was established by amending Article 338 and inserting a new Article 338A in the Constitution through the Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003. | Learn more >> Source: Introduction | National Commission for Scheduled … Continue reading

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On the need for decolonising the colonial construction of Adivasi society: An extensive literature on communities viewed as “distinct societies”

Journal » Vol. 43, Issue No. 39, 27 Sep, 2008 » The Mapping of the Adivasi Social: Colonial Anthropology and Adivasis | Special Articles | Bhangya Bhukya The construction of textual knowledge about Indian communities in the colonial milieu resulted in an extensive literature on … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India: A guided tour – Archive.org

Alternative viewing options for other browsing options (zoom), click here >> for the interactive version of this Guided tour, click here >> for convenient offline browsing, download a free download pdf or ePub file of this Guided tour here >> More Search the Archive.org website for other … Continue reading

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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair | To read the full article, click here >> Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety … Continue reading

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The “participatory guarantee system” (PGS Organic Council): A renewed effort to sustain the lives and cultures of indigenous communities

Rich Forests: Making a living under the canopy […] PGS has been received enthusiastically in India and elsewhere. The PGS Organic Council was registered in Goa, India, in April 2011. Since then, the Government of India – under the national … Continue reading

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The New Institutionalized Religion of the Tangsa Community – Assam & Arunachal Pradesh

“Best of All Worlds: Rangfraism: The New Institutionalized Religion of the Tangsa Community in Northeast India” by Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh: Asienforum, International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Vol. 46, Issue 1-2, May 2015, Contemporary Indigeneity and Religion in India | Download the full article as PDF >>  Abstract … Continue reading

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Rudiments of the Bhili language (1895): Free Download on Internet Archive.org

RUDIMENTS OF THE BHILI LANGUAGE BY THE EEV. CKAS. S. THOMPSON, Church Missionary Society, Rajputana. AHMEDABAD: UNITED PRINTING PRESS. 1895 To read  or download the full text as PDF, click here >> For other versions, see “Download options” here >> Rudiments of … Continue reading

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“Santals Celebrate the Seasons: Six Murals by Sanyasi Lohar and his team” (ePub and print editions) – West Bengal

The Santal village Bishnubati is situated about 8 km from Santiniketan and Sriniketan, the abodes which Rabindranath Tagore made famous. Since almost 30 years Bishnubati and its neighbouring Santal village Ghosaldanga have made a singularly vigorous effort to develop their … Continue reading

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Tip | Visit the updated book page and the WorldCat website: Tribal culture and related resources

For suggested reading, view this page >> Also search the WorldCat website by using the search window seen below: Search for an item in libraries near you: Enter title, subject or author WorldCat.org >>

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Tip | Download comic books as PDFs: Free resources for rural education and health care – Unicef

The Meena Communication Initiative UNICEF developed the Meena Communication Initiative (MCI) as a mass communication project aimed at changing perceptions and behaviour that hamper the survival, protection and development of girls in South Asia. Source: UNICEF ROSA – Media centre … Continue reading

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EPub source | Tribal Demography In India: An attempt to understand India’s aboriginals, “the descendants of some of the original settlers and earliest inhabitants” – Archive.org

Tribal Demography In India by Mamoria, C. B Published 1957 Topics SOCIAL SCIENCES, Theories and methods in social sciences, Methods of the social sciences Publisher Kitab Mahal Pages 182 Language English Book contributor Osmania University FOREWORD For some strange reason, all the studies on Indian demography, have hitherto ignored … Continue reading

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“Know Your Rights!”: A publication for Indigenous Adolescents by the UNICEF’s Human Rights Unit – United Nations

To download the full text, click here (PDF 9,2 MB) >> Acknowledgements The text for this publication – written for adolescent boys and girls, aged 13 –18 years – was prepared by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First … Continue reading

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Writings in a rich variety of genres by Adivasis and denotified tribals – Bhasha eBooks and Periodicals

Adivasi Legal Provisions, Languages, Locations Author : Compilation at Bhasha Centre Publisher : Bhasha Research and Publication Centre Edition : First Edition Price : INR 250 Language : English No. of Pages : 216 ISBN No. :NIL Description : The … Continue reading

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Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf

Read or download the entire work here (pdf) >> von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph. Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. This book tells of observations among Indian tribal populations spanning the period from 1940 to … Continue reading

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Lokaratna eMagazine – Odisha

Lokaratna is a refereed e-journal of the Folklore Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in India. The purpose of the journal is to explore the rich cultural tradition of Odisha for a wider readership as well as to explore the global cultural understanding … Continue reading

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Tip | e-Reader applications for smartphones and other devices

In order to read the ePub version of the guided tour, you need an e-Reader application. A suitable application may already be pre-installed on your device. eReaders come in a variety of forms. They can be devices designed specifically for eBooks and other digital … Continue reading

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A guided tour of this website for offline reading – ePub version for Kindle, iPad, iPod and smartphones (update)

Choose and click to download for free ePub version (3 MB, compatible with portable devices incl. smartphones with an e-Reader installed) printversion (3 MB, 17 pages, compatible with any computer or portable device) Version date: 25 October 2016

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The Indian Forest Acts: A concise history from 1876 through 1927 and its present implementation

 Millions of people live in and near India’s forest lands, but have no legal right to their homes, lands or livelihoods.  A few government officials have all power over forests and forest dwellers. The result? Both forests and people die.  … Continue reading

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Tip | Books on tribal culture and related resources

To check this website for titles on a variety of subjects, click here >> Arts Customs Ecology History Languages Literature by Adivasi authors Music … and more! Related posts Anthropology Education and literacy Languages and linguistic heritage Literature and bibliographies … Continue reading

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Disseminating environment related information to improve peoples’ livelihoods: Initiative by Kalpavriksh to collectively manage a web based clearing house – Maharashtra

RTI Clearing House Several groups and individuals across India have been using the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005 to gather critical information in their arenas of work and advocacy. When it comes to environment, this effort has been towards accessing information related … Continue reading

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Tip | Free resources on tribal cultural heritage in India – archive.org

Find a resource by typing a combination of name and additional keywords in the Search window of archive.org Example 1: typing “toda tribe india” yields these resources: Travels amongst the Todas; or, The study of a primitive tribe in south India: history, character, customs, … Continue reading

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Tip | Constitution of India & Ministry of Tribal Affairs

All the hyperlinks given in this page opens a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in a new window. Preface (25 KB) Contents (82 KB) Parts I to XXII (640 KB) Schedules I to XII (229 KB) Appendix I & II … Continue reading

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There you go! – Survival’s cartoon book

There you go! – Survival’s cartoon book – takes a satirical swipe at the ‘development’ of tribal peoples. With beautiful illustrations and wry humour, Oren Ginzburg tells the story of how tribal peoples are being destroyed in the name of … Continue reading

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The Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide – free download and other resources

The Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide, which was developed in collaboration with International Funders for Indigenous Peoples and First Peoples Worldwide, has been distributed to hundreds of Indigenous communities and nonprofit organizations in both English and Spanish. more> Source: … Continue reading

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Tribal Children’s Right to Education in India: proclamations on child rights

Author: Mehendale, Archana,  Bangalore 2003, Child Rights International Network: www.crin.org Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child For the Day of General Discussion on “Isolated Communities and Ignored Claims: Tribal Children’s Right to Education in India”. Tribal communities in India … Continue reading

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