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More than a question of terminology: ‘Adivasi’, ‘Indigenous Peoples of India’, ‘Vanvasi’, ‘Vanyajati’, and the administration of constitutional privileges for ‘Scheduled Tribes’ (ST)

Adivasis are not a homogeneous group; there are over 200 distinct peoples speaking more than 100 languages, and varying greatly in ethnicity and culture. – Source: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – India | Read more >> ‘Adivasi’ – A … Continue reading

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Tip | Find the names of tribal communities in any part of India: List of 645 “distric tribes” recognised by the Indian constitution – Wikipedia

To access the Wikipedia site, click here >> This is a list of Scheduled Tribes in India, as recognised [in] the Constitution of the Indian Republic; a total of 645 district tribes. The term “Scheduled Tribes” refers to specific indigenous … Continue reading

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Indian women’s rights are “self-evident and constitutionally secured”: Building capabilities by implementing good laws – The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy

Vasundhara Sirnate, The Hindu, Opinion » Lead, February 1, 2014 | Read the full article here >> In the last two years the highest courts in the country have responded to a mass call for more protection for women. Alongside, there have … Continue reading

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Justice, social, economic and political equality for all citizens: Ramachandra Guha on safeguards for minorities, backward and tribal areas enshrined in the Indian Constitution

outlookindia.com, April 14, 2010 | Read the full article here >> This essay was first published in the Economic and Political Weekly (August 11, 2007) under the title, “Adivasis, Naxalites, And Indian Democracy” and is republished here with the author’s permission as … 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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Towards administrative mechanisms that meet the requirements of the Indian Constitution and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). The Commission’s Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, … Continue reading

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The term ‘Adivasi’: neither an equivalent to ‘Tribe’ nor used in the Indian Constitution – Mainstream Weekly

By J.J. Roy Burman, Mainstream, Vol XLVII, No 32, July 25, 2009 In India the term ‘Adivasi’ has gained immense popularity in the last few decades to identify the tribes. This term is more commonly brought to use by the NGO … Continue reading

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Traditional social structures of Adivasis and the constitutional right to food

Human Rights By Boro Baski Legally entitled to a full stomach Fifty percent of the world’s hungry live in India. But India is a democracy, which gives her citizens a lot of rights – for instance, the constitutional right to … Continue reading

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North-Eastern Areas – Scheduled Districts Act of 1874, political and constitutional changes

Over six years after its signing, the Bodoland Accord is yet to usher in substantive changes on the ground. M.S. PRABHAKARA in Guwahati […] The Sixth Schedule, extensively amended since the adoption of the Constitution, along with the Fifth Schedule … Continue reading

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Tribal areas under the Constitution of India

Tribal areas generally mean areas having preponderance of tribal population. However, the Constitution of India refers tribal areas within the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura & Mizoram, as those areas specified in Parts I, II, IIA & III of the … Continue reading

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Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of India

The Constitution of India does not define Scheduled Tribes as such.Article 366(25) refers to scheduled tribes as those communities who are scheduled in accordance with Article 342 of the Constitution. According to Article 342 of the Constitution, the Scheduled Tribes … Continue reading

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What it means to be part of the “India Unheard” network – Video Volunteers

Gunjan Singh is a community correspondence for India Unheard. She is from Varanasi. According her India Unheard will be a network of community reporters and here we will discuss different issue and also suggest measures. Source: ▶ Gunjan Singh’s Profile … Continue reading

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Tribal education in the a heavily forested areas of Bastar: The traditional ‘school’ was in the ghotul – Chhattisgarh

Folklore Foundation , Lokaratna, Volume IV 2011 | To read the full paper with figures, click here >> Mrs Uma Ram, Professor & Head Department of English Government Kakatiya PG College, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhattisgarh Bastar, a part of Dandakaranya inancient time, is … Continue reading

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Folklore and Folkloristics: Special issue on Capacity Building of Students in Higher Education with special reference to Tribal students in Tripura

To download this issue (217 p.), click here >> This is a special issue of Folklore and Folkloristics which contains the papers of a National Seminar on ―Capacity Building of Students in Higher Education with special reference to Tribal students … Continue reading

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Census 2011: Enumeration of Primitive Tribes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Map: © 2010-11 – Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, New Delhi-110011 | Source >>   Enumeration of Primitive Tribes in A&N Islands – A Challenge Census operation in the remote and far-flung Union Territory of the … Continue reading

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A Tribal Map of India: Plans to use modern information technology to develop tribal areas – Government of India

PTI 3 June 2014 | To read the full story, click here >> Bhubaneswar: Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said his ministry was planning a Tribal Map of India to facilitate smooth implementation of different programmes for … Continue reading

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Video | Keynote “Whose environment, whose laws?” Oregon’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference – Survival International

Transcription from the video excerpt From 30:38 What Survival isn’t about It’s not about keeping anybody as they are. It’s not about preserving cultures. And the reason we stress that is: because as soon as you say ‘culture’, as soon as … Continue reading

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Tribes in Transition conference at Santiniketan (12-13 March, 2014) – West Bengal

TRIBES IN TRANSITION: CONFLICT OVER IDENTITY, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT 12-13 March, 2014 at Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan, West Bengal Organized by the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, In collaboration with the Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust, Santiniketan, & Funded … Continue reading

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Working for endangered languages, serving denotified and nomadic Communities: Padma Shri 2014 awardee Professor Ganesh Devy – Gujarat

Times Of India, Ahmedabad, Jan 26, 2014 Seven Gujaratis figured in the list of Padma awardees declared by the government on Saturday. The names include Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh for painting, late Dr Dhirubhai Thaker for literature and education, Mathur Savani … Continue reading

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Towards an alternative model of legal service delivery: The “Bilaspur Declaration” in the service of rural and tribal communities – Chhattisgarh

N. R. Madhava Menon, The Hindu Opinion, December 3, 20 To be able to deliver appropriate legal services to the rural and tribal communities, we need an alternative delivery system with a different model of legal service providers Delivery of … Continue reading

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Adivasi community organization: Land is the vital resources to the Adivasi way of life and their livelihoods – Bangladesh

Read the full paper here >> Adivasi in Bangladesh are distinctive ethnic groups compare with Bengali society. However among the Adivasi is not a homogenous groups. They have a distinctive historically and in terms of culture. Bangladesh Adivasi Forum had … Continue reading

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Documentary film on Santali writers by Sahitya Academy New Delhi – Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal

By Boro Baski First time in the history of Santali literature a full-fledged documentary film is being made on the lives and works on four well known Santal writers who have been writing for more than three decades. The first … Continue reading

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Video | Professor James Anaya: Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples – United Nations Human Rights Council

James Anaya – Regents’ Professor U Arizona James Anaya is a Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (USA), where he teaches … Continue reading

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Tip | Wikipedia: States and union territories – India

The Administrative divisions of India are Indian subnational administrative units; they compose a nested hierarchy of country subdivisions. Indian states and territories frequently use different local titles for the same level of subdivision (e.g., the mandals of Andhra Pradesh correspond to tehsils of Uttar Pradesh and other Hindi-speaking states and taluka of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu). The smaller subdivisions … Continue reading

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Enrolling Irula and Narikurava children in Sarva Siksha Abiyan (government) schools: Parents realize the importance of education – Tamil Nadu

R. Arivanantham, The Hindu, Krishnagiri, January 5, 2011 The Sarva Siksha Abiyan (SSA) has been taking all efforts to improve the standard of education of the less privileged Narikuravas and Irulas in the district. Among the 10 blocks in the district, … Continue reading

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