Category Archives: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

“The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a chain of 572 islands of which a little more than 30 are inhabited. They constitute 0.2 per cent of India’s land mass but provide for 30 per cent of the country’s 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ). […] The government aims to acquire 60 small and large passenger and cargo ships [and] buy luxury cruise ships for wealthier visitors, to replace the ageing, basic vessels that are available.” – Rajat Arora (Economic Times, 26 September 2015)
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/modi-governments-rs-10000-crore-plan-to-transform-andaman-and-nicobar-islands/articleshow/49111067.cms
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=26863

“Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep are not members of any of the Zonal Councils. However, they are presently special invitees to the Southern Zonal Council.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_India
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=13904

“[T]he situation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands stands out in stark relief. We have here a situation where the protection of the indigenous peoples, the forests and the islands’ biodiversity including its rich bird life are all intricately linked. […] The population of the indigenous communities on the other hand (Onges – 100 and the Jarawas – 375) is extremely small and has remained steady over the many decades. The situation clearly demands careful intervention. One such framework was provided by the orders of the Supreme Court, which were passed in 2002 in response to a public interest litigation filed by non-governmental organisations. […] Nearly a decade later, many of these orders have not been implemented.” – Pankaj Sekhsaria in “An intricate web” (The Hindu, 4 February 2012)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=7364

Countering urban perspective on tribal issues: community and children’s participation in short film making

Tangru Mijhi of Arunachal Pradesh, a member of the indigenous tribe and a hunter-turned-forest guard, led a team that brought back 800sqkm of Pakke Tiger Reserve from the brink of devastation. | Learn more about the documentary series “Heroes of … Continue reading

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A tribe whose presence was confirmed in the islands to 2,000 years ago: The Sentinelese – North Sentinel Island (Andamans)

Is This Andaman Tribe in a Tourist Zoo? Time to Wake up and End This ‘Safari’! The Jarawa have been occupying the Andaman rainforests for years Rayomand Engineer, The Better India 30 March 2018 | Read the full article here … Continue reading

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“The most beautiful dioramas illustrating tribal life”: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangrahalaya museum inspired by Mahatma Gandhi – New Delhi

[…] With a stone sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi leading a march in addition to the tribal motifs and figures adorning it, how come such a visible and accessible structure has failed to draw any visitors all these years? On any … Continue reading

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The Story of Space 2017 reflects “the idea of flux and fragility”: A science-meets-art festival in Panaji (Goa) – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Islands in Flux Pankaj SekhsariaCurated by Jaya RamchandaniVenue: CENTRAL LIBRARY, PATTO This installation is Pankaj’s attempt at bringing out the fragility of the state of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, with its land, and the sea surrounding it, in a … Continue reading

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The “India Exclusion Report”: A collaborative, trans-disciplinary report that examines the outcomes of public policy, law, programmes, budgets, institutions and their functioning for all peoples

India Exclusion Report 2015A comprehensive, annually updated analysis on the exclusion of disadvantaged groups in India ISBN: 978-93-82579-39-7 First Edition: 2016 [PDF 13 MB, 294 pages]Read the full report here >>YODA PRESS268 A/C Vasant Kunj New Delhi 110 070 www.yodapress.co.inThe India Exclusion Report 2015 … Continue reading

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