India’s tribal cultural heritage – Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of the country but has a small tribal population [namely] five major Scheduled Tribes and about 18 other tribal groups.

Source: “An analytical study of socio-economic conditions of tribal farmers in Bijnor district of U.P. State”, PhD thesis by Mohammad Awais, 2013
Date Visited: 14 September 2022

Natpurwa is about 70 km east of the state capital Lucknow. The winding mud roads, the noisy cattle and the playful kids make the village seem like any other. But a closer look at the faces of the young girls tells a different story. Fear and oppression is writ large on their faces.” | Learn more about self-help groups for women belonging to the Nat community of Uttar Pradesh (The Hindu, 24 March 2013) | Modern slavery >>

[T]he Constitution gives equal respect to all communities, sects, lingual and ethnic groups, etc. The Constitution guarantees to all citizens freedom of speech (Article 19), freedom of religion (Article 25), equality (Articles 14 to 17), liberty (Article 21), etc.

Supreme Court judgment quoted by The Hindu in
India, largely a country of immigrants” >>

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There are over 700 tribes (with overlapping communities in more than one State) which have been notified under Article 342 of the Constitution of India, spread over different States and Union Territories of the country. The largest number of main tribal communities (62) has been specified in relation to the State of Orissa. The Scheduled Tribes have been specified in relation to all the States and Union Territories except Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Pondicherry.

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