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Adivasi

(ˈɑːdɪˌvɑːsɪ)
n
(Peoples) a member of any of the aboriginal peoples of India
[Sanskrit, from adi beginning + vasi dweller]
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I want to congratulate adivasis for keeping organic farming alive," Chouhan said.
It is yet another traumatic fall-out of exploiting the Adivasis by keeping them in subjugation.
According to 2011 census figures, adivasis now comprise 34 per cent of the population, a sharp fall.
Adivasis are the aboriginals and their way of life is guided by primal truths, eternal values and a natural simplicity, he added.
Their topics include understanding nomads in contemporary India, Sikh identity formation and its contestations, natural disasters and relocation in India, environmental governance and conservation of Western Ghats, the plight of the Adivasis in Kerala, local governance and disaster risk reduction, and non-governmental organization and the protection of human rights in India.
The TMC leader also accused the BJP of shedding "crocodile tears" for adivasis and backward sections of the society, "On the one hand they (BJP) are lynching adivasis and people from backward sections of society, while on the other hand, they are are clicking photographs with adivasis and having lunch at their houses," she charged.
I also have in mind the problems faced by farmers and adivasis and I promise to solve them at the earliest," he said.
She also accused government of "snatching away" rights of adivasis, Dalits and other traditional forest dwellers and "systematically weakening and subverting environmental laws".
The Adivasis of the Jungle Mehal (mostly south-west Bengal including a part of Singbhoom, Manbhum, Chtonagpur and a portion of Orissa) were divided into various ethnic groups, viz.
It comprises those referred to as India's avarnas, or outcastes--those today called Dalits, literally meaning broken, crushed people, as well as the Adivasis, India's original inhabitants, its indigenous communities.
Unlike earlier Dalits and Adivasis, they raised the questions of dignity and identity on their own terms, a marked shift from previous manifestations like the temple entry movement or the anti-caste movements organized by non-Dalits.
Most of the Adivasis, whose ancestors migrated to Assam more than 100 years ago, work on tea plantations.