Abstract no. 391

In India during the pre-independence period many communities were notified as “Criminal Tribes” by the British which later in the post-independence era were “decriminalized” and put into the category of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic communities (DNT/NT/SNT)....

Abstract no. 390

Scheduled Tribes (STs) or ‘Adivasis’ constitute 8.6% of India’s population numbering more than 104 million. Tribes are not a homogenous group. 705 ethnic groups are included in the list of STs, out of these 75 groups have been placed in the list of Particularly...

Abstract no. 105

In India 75 indigenous groups are categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs). Saharia is one of the three PVTG’s in Madhya Pradesh. Due to their aboriginal nature, they are dependent on forests for their livelihood which results into encounter with...