Category Archives: Constitution and Supreme Court

“India, also known as Bharat, is a Union of States. It is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a parliamentary system of government.”
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“The Sovereign Republic of India was formally proclaimed on January 26, 1950, governed by a constitution which guaranteed
– The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law
– The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex
– ‘Untouchability’ is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden.”
Source: Gita Mehta quoting Dr Ambedkar in “Snakes and Ladders: A View of Modern India” (Minerva 1997 ed., pp. 92-93)
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“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.” – United Nations (www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday)
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Adivasi Adivimb: “Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of tribal art forms: Adivasi, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam Adivimb festival (December) organized by the National School of Drama” – Odisha, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam & Tripura

The objective of the scheme is to make special efforts to encourage folk and tribal arts and to frame special programmes for the preservation and strengthening of the vanishing art forms. Through this scheme, the root of the Indian culture … Continue reading

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Preserving the variety of modern India’s communities and cultures in the making of the nation: Nehru’s empathy for “a people who sing and dance”

Ethnic Life-Worlds in North-East India: An Analysis by Prasenjit Biswas, Chandan Suklabaidy | Learn more here >> Nehru is not only opposed to muting the tribal into submission but is also opposed to majoritarian Hindu chauvinism that aims at creating a homogenized … Continue reading

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State wise population of Scheduled Tribes (ST) and their percentage to the total population in the respective states and to the total STs population

To download official documents published by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes from the Govt. of India server, click here | Backup file on this website (PDF, 19 KB) >> Source: State/UT wise population of STs and their percentage to the total … Continue reading

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Research on tribal communities, their customs, languages and rights facilitated by Indian universities: PhD theses published on Shodhganga (public access)

To find specific information, combine “shodhganga” with search word combinations of special interest in the above search window: e.g. “shodhganga ethnobotany adivasi”, “shodhganga tribal marriage custom”, “shodhganga tribal schools”, “shodhganga Kondh”, “shodhganga bastar village”, “shodhganga tribal Maharashtra”, “shodhganga tribal music”, … Continue reading

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Map | Provisions for particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG): India’s Constitution guarantees justice “in tune with the customary law” of Scheduled Tribes

“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 … Continue reading

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