Encyclopaedic Profile of Indian Tribes, Volume 1

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Discovery Publishing House, 1996 - Ethnology - 1076 pages
Next to Africa, India has the largest tribal population (67.7 million) in the world. Indian tribes, spread over the length and breadth of the country, are concentrated in hilly and forest regions. The tribes of India differ considerably from one another in race, language culture and beliefs, and present a spectacle of striking diversity. It is this diversity marked by varied social characteristics and diverse cultural traditions and linguistic traits that lends lustre to the cultural mosaic of India. Encyclopaedia Profile of Indian Tribes, first of its kind, seeks to present a concise by comprehensive account of the socio-cultural profile of all the tribal communities who have been declared as Scheduled Tribes by the Government of India. The tribes are arranged alphabetically in order to facilitate easy reference. Each profile deals with the geographical distribution of the tribal population, the social structure, the means of subsistence and economic organisation, religious beliefs and practice, the political institutions, and modern social changes sweeping the community. At the end of each profile, there is a short bibliography for the more inquisitive reader. Each entry in this four volume set has been contributed by a scholar who has deep personal knowledge and contact with the community. This classic multi-volume set will be extremely useful to scholars studying tribals in India and abroad and to all those interested in a standard reference work on the Indian tribes.

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A consultation of DNT Community Members ( Denotified Nomadic Tribes of India) on 30th Nov and 1st Dec is to be held at Guwahati (Assam) at Don Bosco Institute at Kharghui. Budhan Theater in association with Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Guwahati is conducting this meeting. Invitation by Dakxin Chhara, Budhan Theater. A series of meetings in Western states and Southern States were already over in Sept-Oct 2013. This is third regional meet of DNTs. Main agenda of meeting is to have "Micro level policy inputs from community members for DNT policy" which is in drafting stage. It is important to have community representation in the National policy so it can be useful to the our communities. If you are in Guwahati and you know anybody from DNT community or anyone interested in this cause, please let us know to invite them formally. Hope to see some of you there. _Deekonda NarsingRao, <<sadbawana@gmail.com>> 

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An Introduction to Tribal Dances of India
Indian Perspective on Global Similarities in Dances and Music
Andh Dance Forms
Birhors and their Dances
Wedding Festival and Hunting Dances of the Bhils
Dances of Rajasthan Bhils
The Dhodia Dances
Changing Facts of their Rhythm and Melodies
The Korku Dances
Festival Dances of the Kotwalia Tribe of Gujarat
Lodha Dances
Dances of the Muduvan Tribe
Folk Dances of the Mundas
Dance Traditions of the Malhar Kolis
Rela Dance of the Madia
Dance and Music of Naga Tribes from Manipur

Ghumara FolkDance A Glory of Kalahandi
The Vanishing Ghotuls among the Kondhs of Koraput Orissa
The Chhibali and Holi Dances of the Gamits
The Dambadi and Rela Dances of the Gonds of Gadchiroli
Dance and Music of Hmar Tribe
Kokna Dances
Kabui Dances
Ethnographic Profile and Folk Dances of the Kolams
Oraon Dances of Bihar
An Impact Study
Glimpses of Pardhan Culture and Dance Forms
Pawaras and their Dances
Dances and Music of the Paites
Dance Forms of the Siddis

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