The Indian Ministry of Tribal Affairs to Create an Online Database on Tribes of India

The following excerpt is from an article posted in August 8, 2017 edition of India Times:

The database would include rare photographs and videos ­running in thousands ­ collected from different Tribal Research Institutes

The ministry of tribal affairs to create an online database on Tribes of India How do the Santhals live in remote forest areas? Do tribals of Jharkhand have a special broth to cure anaemia?

What is the difference between Gond tribals of Jharkhand and Gonds of Uttar Pradesh? These and many more questions about lifestyle, living conditions and historic facts about tribals are being documented in the first attempt to create a unique repertoire of Tribes of India.

The ministry of tribal affairs to create an online database on Tribes of India, which would document their evolution, place in history, contribution in India’s freedom struggle, changes in lifestyle, eating habits, architecture of huts or semi-pucca houses, education level, mortality rate, traditional art, folk dances and other anthropological details.

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Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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