First published in 2006. Who and what are the 'indigenous people'? The question has become highly contentious in India today, where eighty million peoples belonging to the state category of 'scheduled tribes' are attempting to gain international recognition as indigenous people as a part of struggle for recognition and rights in land and resources. This volume interrogates the politics surrounding the category of peoples in India known as 'tribals' or 'adivasis' and more recently 'indigenous peoples'.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction, Bengt G. Karlsson, T. B. Subba; Part 1 Concepts; Chapter 2 What Should We Mean By “Indigenous People”?, André Béteille; Chapter 3 The Politics Of Being “Indigenous”, Amita Baviskar; Chapter 4 Anthropology And The “Indigenous Slot”, Bengt G. Karlsson; Chapter 5 Tribe, Caste And The Indigenous Challenge In India, Tiplut Nongbri; Part 2 Cases; Chapter 6 “We Are Van Gujjars”, Pernille Gooch; Chapter 7 “Sons And Daughters Of India”, Martijn Van Beek; Chapter 8 Indigenising The Limbus, T. B. Subba; Chapter 9 The Aboriginal Toda On Indigeneity, Exclusivism And Privileged Access To Land In The Nilgiri Hills, South India, Gunnel Cederlöf, Deborah Sutton; Part 3 Comparisons; Chapter 10 Self-Government, Indigeneity And Cultural Authenticity, Selma K. Sonntag; Chapter 11 Indigenous Peoples In Insular Southeast Asia, Gerard A. Persoon; Chapter 12 Politics Unlimited, Dipesh Chakrabarty;
Dr. Bengt G. Karlsson is Director, Nordic Centre in India, Dr. T. B. Subba is Professor of Social Anthropology & Head, Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, India.