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Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of India: Literacy rates and characteristics

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 … Continue reading

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India is a secular state: Its constitution is committed to the unique demography, history and culture of each state and union territory

knowindia.gov.in India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. The President is the constitutional head of Executive of the Union. In the states, the Governor, as the representative of the President, … Continue reading

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Constitutional protection of India’s unique tribal heritage and its implementation – Government of India

To learn more about recent measures taken by government agencies, do the following: Type “constitution tribe“, “tribe government state [e.g. Maharashtra, Goa]”, “adivasi protection”, “tribal resources”, “indian government tribe”, “[name of tribal community] 2015” or similar search terms into the search window here: … Continue reading

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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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“Time now to undo the historical injustice” in accordance with the United Nations’ Rights of Indigenous Peoples: New column by Adivasi publicist Ruby Hembrom – The New Indian Express

Ruby Hembrom, The New Indian Express, 18-5-16 | To read the entire article and keep track of the author’s column, click here >> The 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened at New York last week. This annual two-week … Continue reading

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Video | A musical invitations to vote when 18: “Just One” by the Shillong Chamber Choir – Meghalaya

Published on Mar 20, 2014 Directed by – Maheep Dhillon. Music Director – Neil Nongkynrih Produced by Chief Electoral Officer Meghalaya in collaboration with the Shillong Chamber Choir. Tips For more information, type “Shillong Chamber Choir”, “Meghalaya youth culture“, “democracy northeastern … Continue reading

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Speech communities deserve dignity and respect: Linguist Prof. Ganesh Devy on ways to avoid “global phonocide” – UNESCO lecture

Indigenous languages by GANESH N. DEVY Excerpts from the modified version of the text of UNESCO lecture, October 2008 | To read the full article, click here >> RECOGNIZED as ‘Aborigines’ in Australia, as ‘Mâori’ in New Zealand, as ‘First Nations’ … Continue reading

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Bhimayana, an award winning graphic novel on Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar illustrated by Gond artists: Storytelling at its very best

Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability. Graphic novel on Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar with art by award winning Gond artists Durgabai Vyam and Subhas Vyam; story by Srividya Natarajan and S. Anand. Navayana Publishing 2011. ISBN-13: 978-8189059170. Rs. 325. A must-read for every child and adult in the nation and a must-include in … Continue reading

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“A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their own genius”

The Tribal Culture of India By Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi, Binay Kumar Rai A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture – Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of free India Source: The Tribal Culture of India – Lalita … Continue reading

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A treasure preserved for posterity in Bhadrachalam: A mini museum, library serving the cause of Integrated Tribal Development – Telangana

The Regional Centre of Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute (TCR&TI) has laid renewed focus on preserving and popularising the rich collection of objects and artefacts of tribal communities at the mini-museum in Bhadrachalam. The mini-museum at the Youth Training … Continue reading

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Diversity, plurality and tolerance are “core values of our civilisation: President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement at Rashtrapati Bhavan – New Delhi

The Hindu, OPINION » EDITORIAL, October 16, 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> In those moments when questions emerge about the fragility of the state’s constitutional principles — over what has transpired since the Dadri lynching and … Continue reading

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Tip | Learn more about India’s 29 States and 7 Union Territories – From Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal

To learn more about India’s 29 States and 7 Union Territories, click here >> To directly access up-to-date information provided by the Government of India, click here >> States and Union Territories India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, … Continue reading

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Exercising one’s forest rights by employing GPS technology: New insights gained by tribal communities of the Nilgiris during an exposure trip to Odisha

Report and photos courtesy Shruti Agarwal © 2015 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Orissa has many success stories where formal recognition of rights, both individual and community, have been done to a great … Continue reading

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Learn more about India’s 29 States and 7 Union Territories: Information provided by the Government of India – From Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal

To directly access the up-to-date information provided by the Government of India, click here >> States and Union Territories India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. The President is the constitutional head … Continue reading

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Spreading benefits evenly across Rajasthan’s tribes: On differences within a state having an above-average tribal population – Rajasthan

Rights for forgotten tribes by Nandini Sundar,  Hindustan Times, Jun 04, 2007 | To read the full report, click here >> Predictably, public discourse on the Gujjar-state-Mina  (as the census spells them) standoff in Rajasthan has centred on two, or, … Continue reading

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India’s first documentary film on Santal writers by Sangita Datta and produced by the Sahitya Academy New Delhi – Jharkhand, Odisha & West Bengal

Ready for release by the Sahitya Akademi (India’s national institution for the development of Indian letters) and subsequent screenings in and outside India – Information courtesy Sangita Datta, Kolkata, 5 August 2015 First time in the history of Santali literature a full-fledged documentary film … Continue reading

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