Category Archives: Democracy

The first report on minority rights, made public in late August 1947, provided for reservation for Untouchables only. [O]ne member of the Assembly regretted that ‘the most needy, the most deserving group of adibasis [tribals] has been completely left out of the picture.’ The member was Jaipal Singh, himself an adivasi. […] To the tribals of Chotanagpur, he was their marang gomke, or ‘great leader’. In the Constituent Assembly he came to represent the tribals not just of his native plateau, but of all India. […] His first speech was made on 19 December 1946 when, in welcoming the Objectives Resolution, he provided a masterly summary of the adivasi case. – Ramachandra Guha in India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy (p. 115)
Learn more: “Jaipal Singh and the adivasi (adibasi) movement of modern India: A gifted speaker from Chotanagpur – Jharkhand”
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=15375

Tip | Information about India’s “Particularly vulnerable tribal groups” (PVTG): The relevant facts and up-to-date press reports at your fingertips

Find information on India’s “Particularly vulnerable tribal groups” instantly by using the following Category for posts on this website: Particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) >> perusing reports and other publications here (type “particularly vulnerable tribal group” in the search window): Govt. … Continue reading

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Tagore’s call to end the enslavement of India’s peasantry remains relevant today: Modern slavery is still very common – Global Slavery Index & UNICEF

Child Labour – Facts & Figures Worldwide 218 million children between 5 and 17 years are in employment.Among them, 152 million are victims of child labour; almost half of them, 73 million, work in hazardous child labour. In absolute terms, almost half … Continue reading

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Access to (higher) education and employment: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 5: Indigenous Communities Negotiating with ModernityChaired by: Prof. Sonajharia Minz, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, India.Paper Presenters: Vijay Baraik (IGNOU, New Delhi), Dhaneshwar Bhoi & Neelima Rashmi Lakra (TISS, Mumbai), Bidyut Suman Ekka (TISS, … Continue reading

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The Status of Tribal Children in India: A historical perspective – UNICEF Working Paper Series Children of India

Brief excerpts from the IHD – UNICEF Working Paper Series, Children of India: Rights and Opportunities. Read the full report (PDF) >>By Virginius Xerox, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University 2. Status of Tribal Children On the eve of Independence, a large … Continue reading

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Diversification of Livelihoods: Transforming relations within the Yanadi (a formerly asset-less coastal community) – Andhra Pradesh

The case study was prepared by Dr. Sophia J D, Principal Scientist, MSSRF, Chennai | To read the full paper, click here >> Background The growing human population all along the coastal zone is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and … Continue reading

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