Tribal India Group was founded by Ozg at London in 2005 to help all
people to make understand and support the tribal cause based in South
Asian countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. One of the
best ways to do that is to have Adivasis talk about their communities,
families, and lives.
Media team webcasts how Adivasi live, what they are wearing, what they
are talking about, what they are working on, what they eat, what they
hope for, what they worry about and how Adivasi community is changing,
what traditions are being carried forward, as well as new developments,
or activities. Ozg wants everyone to hear the sounds of Adivasi
community and see the Adivasi sights, feel the weather of Adivasis'
publish articles that are about issues deals with Adivasis, the issue
be presented in the form of a true story. If, for example, you want to
write about a mining company operating in your locality, which is
ignoring the well beings of local community, write a story about your
community and your land and what it is like to live in your community.
is also publishing the traditional stories, descriptions of traditional
spiritual practices, or articles about hunting, or farming techniques,
descriptions of how Adivasi do weaving, carving, or other crafts, or
pieces about how Adivasi dance, sing, or play musical instruments.
Adivasi language blogs talk about Adivasis' language - about
expressions, words, and structures that make Adivasi languages unique or
reflect a special understanding of the world.
What is Adivasi?
Adivasi (Devanagri आदिवासी) is a term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups believed to be the aboriginal population of India, now counts for 8 percent of the Indian population.
Adivasi societies are present in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan etc.
Adivasi is officially recognized by the Indian government as "Scheduled Tribes" in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which is eligible for certain affirmative action measures
The Constitution of India, Article 366 (25) defines Scheduled Tribes as "such tribes or tribal communities or part of or groups within such tribes or tribal communities as are deemed under Article 342 to the scheduled Tribes (STs) for the purposes of this Constitution.
In Article 342, the procedure to be followed for specification of a scheduled tribe is prescribed. However, it does not contain the criterion for the specification of any community as scheduled tribe. An often used criterion is based on attributes such as:-
Geographical isolation - they live in cloistered, exclusive, remote and inhospitable areas such as hills and forests,
Economic Backwardness - their livelihood is based on primitive agriculture, a low-value closed economy with a low level of technology which leads to their poverty. They have low levels of literacy and health.
Distinctive culture, language and religion - communities have developed their own distinctive culture, language and religion.
Shyness of contact – they have a marginal degree of contact with other cultures and people.