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India, also known as Bharat, is a Union of States. It is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a parliamentary system of government.
Source: https://www.india.gov.in/my-government/constitution-india
Visited: 27 April 2019

The Sovereign Republic of India was formally proclaimed on January 26, 1950, governed by a constitution which guaranteed
– The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law
– The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex
– ‘Untouchability’ is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden.
Source: Gita Mehta quoting Dr Ambedkar in “Snakes and Ladders: A View of Modern India” (Minerva 1997 ed., pp. 92-93)

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 >> Nehru is not only opposed to muting the tribal into submission but is also opposed to majoritarian Hindu chauvinism that aims at creating a homogenized … Continue reading

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State wise population of Scheduled Tribes (ST) and their percentage to the total population in the respective states and to the total STs population

To download official documents published by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes from the Govt. of India server, click here | Backup file on this website (PDF, 19 KB) >> Source: State/UT wise population of STs and their percentage to the total … Continue reading

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Research on tribal communities, their customs, languages and rights facilitated by Indian universities: PhD theses published on Shodhganga (public access)

To find specific information, combine “shodhganga” with search word combinations of special interest in the above search window: e.g. “shodhganga ethnobotany adivasi”, “shodhganga tribal marriage custom”, “shodhganga tribal schools”, “shodhganga Kondh”, “shodhganga bastar village”, “shodhganga tribal Maharashtra”, “shodhganga tribal music”, … Continue reading

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Map | Provisions for particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG): India’s Constitution guarantees justice “in tune with the customary law” of Scheduled Tribes

“Primitive, geographically isolated, shy and socially, educationally & economically backwardness these are the traits that distinguish Scheduled Tribes of our country from other communities. Tribal communities live in about 15% of the country’s areas in various ecological and geo-climatic conditions … Continue reading

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Tribal population displaced in the Narmada valley

Ever since the Narmada Control Authority in its Action Taken Report permitted the raising of the Sardar Sarovar dam to 110.64 metres, the entire tribal belt in the Narmada valley came under the submergence zone. The scale of devastation during … Continue reading

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