Category Archives: Western region –  Western Zonal Council

“[With a tribal population of 10.5 million or 9.35 percent of the total population according to the Census of 2011, Maharashtra] has the second largest tribal population in the country, next only to Madhya Pradesh, with 10 percent of the total ST population of India. Numerically, Maharashtra state has the largest number of tribal population in the country.” – Foreword to “Tribal Sub-Plan in Maharashtra: A Diagnostic Study” (TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai supported by Unicef Maharashtra, December 2015)
https://cdnbbsr.s3waas.gov.in/s3c8758b517083196f05ac29810b924aca/uploads/2019/11/2019112971.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=31354

“Western Zonal Council, comprising the States of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and  Daman & Diu” – Government of India in “Zonal Councils – Genesis” (accessed 3 April 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/

“The idea of creation of Zonal Councils was mooted by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956 […] ‘to develop the habit of cooperative working’ among these States.” –  Government of India in “Zonal Councils” (accessed 3 April 2021)
https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/ZCS-CitiCharter-130710_0.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?page_id=20801

Zonal Cultural Centres
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=13904

The Lambani: A pan-Indian tribal community of many names and “known for its colourful dress”

LAMBANIS: ORIGIN AND SOCIO CULTURAL PROFILEBy Dr. K. Ramalingareddy ORIGIN OF LAMBANIS India is a land of castes and tribes. According to an estimate there arc about 427 tribal groups in the Country (Roy Burman, 1971:2). The Anthropological Survey (1967) … Continue reading

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eBook | The Leopard and the Barber (Kunkna) – A story from Gujarat

Posted in Adivasi / Adibasi, Customs, eBook eJournal PDF, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Resources, Storytelling, Tips, Western region –  Western Zonal Council | Tagged | Comments Off on eBook | The Leopard and the Barber (Kunkna) – A story from Gujarat

Video | Setu “bridge” on Adivasi poet and publisher Jeetendra Vasava belonging to the Narmada region – Gujarat

The clip is called Setu, meaning bridge and features Jeetendra Vasava, a young writer belonging to the Narmada region in south Gujarat. Jeetendra speaks Dehwali, a tribal language spoken in regions of south Gujarat and northern Maharashtra. Jeetendra is a faculty … 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

[…] 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 an amicable agreement between Asuras (aboriginals of Harappan Civilization and Indus Valley … Continue reading

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Video | “They don’t know our stories”: Understanding Warli art – Western region

The distinctive paintings were originally the preserve of Warlis, an Adivasi community living on both sides of the Maharashtra-Gujarat border. In Maharashtra, they mainly live in Dhule, Nashik and Palghar districts, and in Gujarat, primarily in Valsad. | Learn more … Continue reading

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