Two-day national seminar on ‘Ignored claims: Status of nomadic and semi nomadic tribal groups in India’ at UoM

Mysuru, June 29:- the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Humanities Block, TManasagangothri, University of Mysore, (UoM) is organising two-day national seminar on August 1 and 2 at its premises to mark World Indigenous People’s Day.

Prof G Hemanth Kumar, Vice Chancellor, UoM, will be the chief patron and UoM Registrar Prof  Lingaraj Gandhi is the patron

As per the National Commission for de-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic tribes there are 1500 Nomadic / Semi-Nomadic Tribes and around 150 de-notified tribes, which make about 11 crore of India’s population. These communities are hard to reach, less visible, and therefore frequently left out. They have been culturally, historically, politically and economically deprived.

Hence to address the issues related to these communities there is a need for special attention.

Objectives: To reveal the past culture and customs of the nomadic and semi nomadic tribes by examining chronological documents as well as other sources of information on their lives and history; To find out the historical origin of various nomadic and semi nomadic tribes groups that exists today and merged with other major tribal groups; To reassess pre-colonial debates in deconstructing and reconstructing a vision of development that ensure to meet universal needs of survival, justice and human dignity of sustainable social transformation of nomadic and semi nomadic tribes groups; The find out the role of politics, social movements, community involvement, and civil society and their engagements with combating social exclusion of nomadic and semi nomadic tribes groups in India

Sub themes; History of origin of NT(nomadic groups) and semi nomadic/DNT in India/Karnataka ; Ethno historical identification of DNT /NTgroups (both existing and sub-merged); Socio-economic, political and legal status of DNT/NT groups during British period; Tracing the developmental history of nomadic and semi nomadic groups ; Social exclusion of DNTs/NT and measure for inclusion Issues of DNTs /NTs focusing Karnataka /South India

Selection Procedure: Submitted abstracts will be refried to an expert committee for blind review process. Selection committee decision will be the final and binding and no scope for further enquiry etc. Timely papers (prepared just for this seminar in the last minute) and fake data/fabricated/falsified/plagiarized papers will be summery rejected. Scholars /experts who are working on this topic and the tribal people from the different DNT/NT communities themselves are especially encouraged.

Papers dealing with any particular DNT/NT tribes will be preferred. Purely general papers/based on secondary data will not be considered. Publications of the selected full papers will be done later. Main sessions will be in Kannada and Parallel Sessions will be in English.

Registration fee for the seminar is Rs 100 and no fee for the paper presenters, no TA/DA will be provided. Out station paper presenters will be provided free lodging and boarding facilities in the University guesthouse subject to the availability only on twin share base. It is purely on first come first serve basis.

Last date for submission of abstract is July 5 and last date for submission of full papers is July 15.(Also acceptance/ rejection of the abstracts will be notified immediately as and when received if it is required for early train/bus booking)

Certificates will be issued only to the participants who will attend all the sessions without fail.

The participants have to send abstract to both the email ids or may email [email protected] and [email protected] or call on cell: 09880964840 / 9008164514 / 9538431672/ 9480771681 or office number 0821-2419637. (NAV)

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