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“There are over 500 tribes (with many overlapping communities in more than one State) as notified under article 342 of the Constitution of India, spread over different States and Union Territories of the country […] 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 ranging from plains to forests, hills and inaccessible areas.” – National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Government of India (Ministry of Tribal Affairs) 
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Learning from tribal communities: Ecology and health issues

For a natural balance A National Consultation on Wildlife Conservation and People’s Livelihood Rights stresses the need to work towards conservation projects that are equally sensitive to the needs of wildlife and local communities. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA & ASHISH KOTHARI CAN … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala has a high literacy rate and human development index compared to other states in India. But this has not extended to the tribal population of the state. Female tribal populations are particularly disadvantaged for a … Continue reading

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Tribal Research and Development Institute (Bhopal): A ‘nodal’ centre in support of tribal culture – Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh

Activities The Institute has carried out extensive ethnographic studies on the tribes of Madhya Pradesh and maintains a rich database in its documentation centre. Evaluation and impact assessment studies of schemes of the government related to development and empowerment of … Continue reading

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A state shaped by tribal civilization: “Look how deep into time these manifestations of culture go” – Jharkhand

The cultural mosaic of Jharkhand was dreamt about, shaped and polished by generations of communities, which have inhabited this land since time immemorial. From the legendary Asurs and Santhals, to the Banjara, Bihor, Chero, Gond, Ho, Khond, Lohra, Mai Pahariya, … Continue reading

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Envisaging a future beyond extremes (assimilation in mainstream society vs. isolation): Knowledge sharing workshop on better education for Adivasi Children at Bangalore’s Azim Premji University – Karnataka

Azim Premji University and a set of non-governmental organizations working on the education of Adivasi children organize a knowledge sharing workshop on 1 and 2, March, 2019 in Bangalore. A set of community representatives, government officials, the functionaries of NGOs … Continue reading

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