ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Fate of the Adivasi Collective Rights in Telangana under the Regimes of Property Rights

The Lost Ground

The Adivasis of India have a long history of collective community rights over forest resources and land. The colonial state revenue and forest regulations replaced these community collective rights with the individual property rights, which ceased Adivasi free access to resources and evicted them from their land by force. To undo the historical wrongs, the postcolonial state had intervened with a programme of “right approach” under which Adivasi rights over forest resources and land was ensured. But, this was again stalled by its institutions and legal system. Thus, we need to think about Adivasi collective rights beyond the state legal framework which can ensure them free use of resources in forests and hills.

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Updated On : 9th Apr, 2020


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