Adivasis and Their Forest

Publisher: Adivasi Publications
Author: Gladson Dungdung
Number of pages: 330
ISBN number: 978-81-940838-9-4
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: IWGIA
Release year: 2019
Release Month | Day: November

Tags: Land rights, Human rights

If we calculate all the risks, 90 million Adivasis are struggling for their survival, losing access to forests and suffering the gravest threat of being alienated from their forest lands and traditional habitations.

This book is an attempt to understand the relationship between Adivasis and the forest, unfolding the ground realities of the Forest Rights Act. It exposes the dual role of the State and the various threats to Adivasis and other forest dwellers. It also attempts to gauge the climate crisis and its threat to the existence of agro-forest-based communities. Finally, it raises a fundamental question about who the real custodian and protector of the forests is, which the book answers is none other than the Adivasis.

The book is available to buy at Adivasi Publications

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