Search select websites: Govt. of India, NGOs, Indian universities and international organisations – Custom search engine

How to find information on tribal communities, subjects, authors, regions of special interest

  • Use the above search window to explore several websites and portals at once (listed below and subject to updates)
  • Include the word “tribe”, “tribal” or “Adivasi” to suit your requirements
  • Narrow your search down by also including the name of a state (“Adivasi education”, “Orissa tribal”, “Odisha tribe”), internet platform or organisation
  • Combine several keywords: e.g. “India tribal custom”, “Nilgiri tribal custom”, “western ghats biodiversity”, “Adivasi education”, “government report tribe”, “Bastar ecology” etc.)
  • For official figures include “scheduled tribe ST” along with a union state or region: e.g. “Chhattisgarh ST community”, “Scheduled tribe Tamil Nadu census”, “ST Kerala census”, “Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group” or “PVTG Telangana”

Please note

Due to the inclusion of international organisations search results may include issues relating to Canadian and American “Indian” communities and Amazon rainforest of Brazil, among others. Exclude those, if needed, by inserting “India” into any query.  

Alphabetical list of websites covered by the present Custom search engine

  1. Freedom United –
  2. Government of India (all websites ending on “”)
  3. Proud, Not Primitive –
  4. Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses –
  5. Survival International –
  6. Thomson Reuters (philanthropic arm) –
  7. Unesco –
  8. Unicef –
  9. United Nations –
  10. Video Volunteers –

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  1. Indian government and NGOs including universities and international organisations
  2. Indian indigenous knowledge: Biodiversity, ecology, health, nutrition, nature, tourism & wildlife
  3. Indian magazines and web portals: news coverage and analysis concerning India’s tribal culture and indigenous rights in English
  4. Indian press coverage of tribal culture: Online editions of daily newspapers in English
  5. Find educational and children’s books on tribal culture published in India
  6. Find scholarly books and fiction relating to tribal culture: Indian publishers

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