Status Of Adivasis/indigenous Peoples Land Series-4: Jharkhand
- Author: Alex Ekka
- Publisher: Aakar Books
- ISBN: 9789350021507
Eighty-eight million Adivasis and indigenous peoples live in India approximately one fourth of the world s total indigenous population. Historically self-sufficient/ forestbased communities with independent cultural identities, they have been subjected to displacement, dispossession and repression for more than a century and are now India s poorest and most marginalised communities. Since the onset of British rule, and in many cases from much earlier, Adivasis and indigenous peoples have been systematically and forcibly dispossessed of the resources of their homelands.