While Urban India struggles, tribals in Bastar follow strict self-isolation norms; villagers barricade roads to prevent spread of virus
Tribals in the seven districts of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh have voluntarily adopted measures to implement lockdown in their villages, without much of the state’s intervention, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus
Nidhi Dugar Kundalia's White as Milk and Rice chronicles lives of India's isolated tribes battling identity conflict
In her book White as Milk and Rice: Stories of India’s Isolated Tribes, author Nidhi Dugar Kundalia records the ways of life of six tribes in modern-day India, as they navigate a hyper-globalised world, dealing with issues of identity and access to resources.
Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition
The second part of the docuseries Endangered Species, titled First Citizens, travels across the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, which have some of the largest tribal populations in the country. They lack basic healthcare facilities and support systems for good hygiene and health education
Palghar's anganwadi workers struggle to make ends meet after Amrut Aahar Yojana reimbursements continue to be delayed
Anganwadi centres, with women as its foot soldiers, are aimed at fighting child malnutrition and ensuring children's overall development
In Jharkhand's Khunti district, 'pathalgadhi' movement takes centre stage ahead of upcoming Assembly election
Police visits — and the possible use of excessive force — have become frequent since violence erupted in a neighbouring village over the locally-driven Pathalgadhi movement in June 2018
Maharashtra polls: Madia tribals in Gadchiroli disillusioned by non-implementation of forest rights, intimidation by cops
Most voters in the Bhamragarh taluka of Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district couldn't care less about the upcoming Assembly election
Maharashtra Election 2019: Self-help groups in Gadchiroli unite to fight systemic discrimination against women
The Mahila Parisar Sangha, comprising women from the Gond and Kanwar tribes, is 37 SHGs-strong, spread across 19 villages in both the talukas. Initially, the collective was formed to overcome roadblocks SHG members faced in dealing with bank protocol, but it has become a platform to empower women to claim their rights.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tribals' philosophy of collectivism is humanity's best chance to end cycle of exploitation
It is the Adivasi philosophy of collectivism, being one with the nature and all its elements, which will ultimately end the cycle of exploitation
Adivasis and the Indian State: Beyond access, educational institutes must be sensitive towards cultural differences, prevent positioning of tribals as inferiors
Lately, educational institutes have become a prominent site of adverse integration of the Adivasis into the caste-fold, where the Adivasi culture is often ridiculed and condescended as ‘primitive’ and the non-Adivasi culture is projected as the modernist ideal norm
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tamil Nadu's Irular community battles govt apathy, police hostility in fight for identity
A majority of the Irular living in the plains stay along water bodies and are semi-nomadic.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solution
Some officials believe mental health issues resulting in suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse and a sudden change in food habits might have resulted in the early deaths of many tribal men.
Adivasis and the Indian State: How onset of industrialism, modernisation wreaked cultural, social and economic havoc among tribals
The adivasi community might not be the most marginalised, but it is certainly the most misunderstood.
Kamal Nath urges Centre to provide 4G mobile connectivity in Madhya Pradesh's Naxal-affected Balaghat, Mandla
Kamal Nath urged the Centre to provide 4G mobile connectivity in two Naxal-affected districts of the state for better sharing and collection of information.
Congress seeks revocation of CBSE's hike in board exam fees, says BJP trying to tarnish Ambedkar's dream of ensuring education
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala, in a statement, claimed exploitation of Dalits and tribals has increased during the BJP rule,
Banned Maoist outfit’s Bastar division calls for struggle against State, fight for identity of adivasis on World Tribal Day
On the occasion of the Vishwa Adivasi Diwas (World Tribal Day) on Friday, the Maoist cadre in Chhattisgarh asked the tribals to observe it as a ‘day of struggle to protect the rights and identity of tribals’
BJP MP Soyam Bapu Rao encourages tribals to 'beat forest officials if needed'; remarks come amid afforestation drive by forest dept
BJP MP from Adilabad, Soyam Bapu Rao has asked tribals to stop forest officials from planting saplings on their lands. 'We should fight against the government for our tribal rights', he said. Rao attended an event to mark the death anniversary of tribal leader and Tudum Debba founder Siddam Shambu at Utnoor Mandal.
Centre tells Lok Sabha of Rs 82,000 cr sanctioned over past three years for development of particularly vulnerable tribal groups
Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh Saruta told Lok Sabha that the Centre has sanctioned more than Rs 82,000 crore in the last three years for the socio-economic development of particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) in the country.
Andhra Pradesh police move TDP leaders to safety after Maoists demand release of jailed tribals in state
In a letter addressed to TDP minister Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu, Kidari, Sravan Kumar, Paderu MLA Giddu Eswari and local leaders of Visakhapatnam, East Division committee of CPI (Maoist) made the threat. According to sources following the threat, the police have shifted all the said leaders to a safe place and have directed them to not travel anywhere without giving prior information.
Bhil tribals forge political unity, give BJP, Congress jitters in several states; community alleges neglect from govt
The Bhil community holds a decisive vote share in 23 Assembly seats in south Rajasthan and the three parliamentary seats of Udaipur, Banswara-Dungarpur, and Chittorgarh.
Rahul Gandhi gets Election Commission notice for saying Narendra Modi govt enacted law allowing tribals to be 'shot at'
Citing Rahul Gandhi's speech made at Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh on 23 April, the commission pointed at a provision of the model code which bars unverified allegations to be levelled against political opponents.