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The Misunderstood Identity Of Adivasis: An Overview

Chhotelal Kumar  Adivasis are often referred to as ‘aboriginal’, ‘autochthonous’, or ‘tribal’. However, the government classified them as Scheduled Tribes, which is more of an administrative status than a meaningful community classification. This classification generalises everyone, and it is an example of colonial continuity. However, there is a distinction between being Adivasi and being Tribal. …

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Sanghi agenda: Religious polarisation among Adivasi communities

  Chhotelal Kumar The Adivasi is frequently mistaken as a “noble savage” who leads a primitive lifestyle. His social and cultural traditions are perceived as unsophisticated and based on superstitions. In central India, tribals have their own religions, the most notable of which is Sarna, followed by Adivasis of Chotanagpur, and Koyapun, followed by Gonds …

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Adivasis of mainland and Tribes of North East: A brief discussion on differences in development

Chhotelal Kumar In general, Adivasis are also known as Tribals, as Aboriginal or Autochthonous people, or Vanvasi. The tribal population of the country, as per the 2011 census, is 104.3 million, constituting 8.6% of the total population. And only 10.03 % of the population live in urban areas. Several scholars have classified the tribal population—like …

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Adivasis Are Not ‘Noble Savages’ – A Brief Reminder

Chhotelal Kumar The mainstream has always viewed Adivasis as ‘alien people’. In our common sense, they are ‘Noble Savages’ who live away from modern complexities in jungles. But while making such a point, we often forget to explore realities. The terming of Adivasis (who were classified as Scheduled Tribes during colonial times) as Noble Savages …

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Waatavaran’s ‘Adivasis for Forests’ Initiative

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  Waatavaran’s ‘Adivasis for Forests’ Initiative In Partnership With Raigad Administration Receives International Support Rahul Sawant “The larger goal of the Adivasis for Forest is management and conservation of forests by reversing the migration of tribals in the Raigad district” – Ms. Aditi Tatkare, the state Minister & guardian minister, Raigad. Ms. Aditi Tatkare, State …

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Adivasis overcoming the Corona pandemic: An Adivasi perspective

chevuri sathish kumar

Chevuri Sathish Kumar The Adivasis have resided in different geographical locations throughout India. This includes majorly tribes-dominated areas in Jharkhand, northeastern states and central India, western India and also in south India. Since the UNO’s declaration in 1993 of the international decade of the indigenous peoples, the category Adivasi has become a powerful point of …

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Assessment of Health and Economic Status of Adivasis during COVID-19 Crisis

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John Kujur The pandemic COVID-19 has wreaked an unprecedented health crisis and subsequently led to socio-economic instability across the world. The impact of the pandemic is perceived to be pernicious for every person irrespective of caste, class, sex, religion, race etc. However, the burden of such crises is often shifted to the vulnerable sections of …