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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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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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Tip | Two novels on West Ghat tribal cultural heritage: Changing perceptions of land and its ownership – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Useful and enjoyable reading for anyone planning to visit the West Ghats (or having been there before): two novels that capture local history in English translation; each chronicling the lives of people attached to their land and customs while facing the pressures imposed by India’s … Continue reading

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Jawaharlal Nehru’s “five principles” for the policy to be pursued vis-a-vis the tribals

Jawaharlal Nehru [1889–1964, first Prime Minister of India] formulated the following five principles for the policy to be pursued vis-a-vis the tribals: (1) People should develop along the lines of their own genius, and the imposition of alien values should … Continue reading

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Teaching Santal children by Boro Baski

Dr. Boro Baski (seen on the right) was a researcher at the Department of Social Work of Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Having grown up in Bishnubati, he was the first person from this Santal village to obtain a master’s and doctoral degree. He is … Continue reading

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Preserving the variety of modern India’s communities and cultures in the making of the nation: Nehru’s empathy for “a people who sing and dance”

Ethnic Life-Worlds in North-East India: An Analysis by Prasenjit Biswas, Chandan Suklabaidy | Learn more here >> Brief excerpts (pp. 116-117) Nehru is not only opposed to muting the tribal into submission but is also opposed to majoritarian Hindu chauvinism that aims … Continue reading

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Absence of a dowry-system, divorce by mutual consent, and widow-re-marriage: On the high status of women in Badaga communities (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

The Badagas are a unique community living mainly in the Nilgiris District in Tamil nadu in South India. They are also the single largest community of the Nilgiris. Though classified backward, a significant factor is the high status of their … Continue reading

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The importance of one’s mother-tongue in primary education: Suitable teaching methods and textbooks

Imagine yourself as a child attending school only to realize that you cannot understand anything said by your teachers (and vice-versa) … Yet this has long been the unenviable situation faced by “tribal” children all over the world including India, a country whose … 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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