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 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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Learn more about India’s Himalayan tribal communities

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Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on the button … Continue reading

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Runglwo: An endangered oral language undergoing a much awaited Paradigm Shift – “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 28: Runglwo: Undergoing a much awaited Paradigm Shift Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi SANDESHA RAYAPA-GARBIYAL Linguistic Empowerment Cell, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi KEYWORDS: RUNGLWO, ASSIMILATION, LANGUAGE, SCRIPT, … Continue reading

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