1. to find suitable information and media contents for educational purposes, type keywords like “tribal cultural heritage in India” or “Shola forest biodiversity” here >>
  2. modify your search for up-to-date information by replacing these keywords by “Indian tribal language”, Adivasi music”, “Santal dance”, “Gujarat tribal education” etc.
  3. for video contents, include “youtube” or “vimeo” among the keywords
  4. for detailed reports and research papers, do the same with the help of the search window seen below

Please note: due to the inclusion of international organisations, search results may list publications on issues concerning American “Indian” communities including Indigenous of Brazil and Canada. To limit results to India, insert “India” and specific names into your query: an Indian state or region like Andaman, Jharkhand, Wayanad and Odisha; or the name of a tribal community (e.g. Bhil, Gond, Santal or Warli). | Sitemap – Names of tribal communities >>

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Combine the name of any particular state, language or region with that of any tribal (Adivasi) community.

Add keywords of special interest (health, nutrition endangered language, illegal mining, sacred grove); learn about the rights of Scheduled Tribes such as the Forest Rights Act (FRA); and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, women’s rights, and children’s right to education.

Specify any other issue or news item you want to learn more about (biodiversity, bonded labour and human trafficking, climate change, ecology, economic development, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, global warming, Himalayan tribe, hunter-gatherers in a particular region or state, prevention of rural poverty, water access).

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For a list of websites included in a single search, click here. To search Indian periodicals, magazines, web portals and other sources safely, click here. To find an Indian PhD thesis on a particular tribal community, region and related issues, click here >>

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Learn more about water-related issues that affect India’s tribal communities >>
“National development and the development of tribal communities are linked to each other.” – Droupadi Murmu | Speeches by the 15th President of India >>

“Together, we must endeavour to strengthen tribal communities which are the role model in preservation of water, forest and land, and learn from their connection with nature and the surrounding environment for the sake of the entire human race.” – journalist and tribal rights activist Dayamani Barla in The Wire >>