Category Archives: Northern region

For “Northern Zonal Council” (comprising Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh); and”North Eastern Council” (comprising Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim), see “Regions of India”
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?cat=593

“Every spring, as the snow begins to melt in the mountains, the nomadic tribe of Van Gujjars embarks on an epic journey in search of the best pastures for their buffaloes. Here is the story of this peaceful, forest dwelling tribe and their journey across high plains, treacherous passes and picturesque Himalayan valleys.” – Sanchari Pal in “Nomads of the Himalayas: A Fascinating Glimpse into the Rarely-Seen Forest World of the Van Gujjars” (The Better India, 3 September 2016)
https://www.thebetterindia.com/topics/tribes/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20921

“Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of the country but has a small tribal population. They constitute the weakest section of the society and form distinct ethnic groups which have preserved their own separate culture identities in their original environment despite the ravages of time. […] The State has a total of five major Scheduled Tribes [Tharu, Buksa, Jaunsari, Raji & Bhotia] and about 18 other tribal groups. The tribal population of the State is predominantly rural.” – Mohammad Awais, PhD thesis 2012 titled “An analytical study of socio-economic conditions of tribal farmers in Bijnor district of U.P. State”
http://hdl.handle.net/10603/11218
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=29926

The Asurs’ remembrance of their ancestors: A ‘particularly vulnerable’ tribal group –  Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal

Prashant Pandey & Premankur Biswas, Indian Express, December 8, 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Chamru is an Asur, a ‘particularly vulnerable tribal group’ that dominates Sakhuapani’s population of about 2,000 and lives in villages … Continue reading

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India’s tribal citizens and the country’s urban mainstream: In search for schooling, work, food and dignity at home – Comment from New Delhi

Fragile lives, ferocious changes: The story of my Adivasi maidby Renuka Narayan An important position paper with policy recommendations on India’s tribal citizens is currently under consideration with Government. Its outcome interests me because though they don’t make them more ‘mainstream’ than … Continue reading

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Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy – People’s Linguistic Survey of India

The census of India says the country is losing languages at an alarming rate. But the People’s Linguistic Survey of India seems to say there’s more to it than meets the eye. * Wherever the colonial power was played the … Continue reading

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The Koli (Kori, Kol), aboriginal communities found “from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari”: Representations from ancient epics to freedom struggle and modern India

Bhushan on MEGHnet 1 January 2011 | Read the full article here >> […] It is interesting to note that Koris trace their history to the past where all present day downtrodden reach. This again bursts the myth that there was … Continue reading

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In search of a development that preserves the best parts of Adivasi culture and collectivity: Imagining an alternative “Discovery Of India”

Call us adivasis, please If Adivasis were to start writing their own Discovery Of India, it would be something like this: There are those who talk of India’s “5000 year-old culture,” there are those who talk of its “timeless traditions.” … Continue reading

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