Contested Identities: Tribes as ‘others’ in Odisha

Tanaya Mohanty


This paper talks about the long contested relationship between the tribes and the dominant Hindu upper caste sections. This article reviews the journey of this concept by dealing with the major arguments given by scholars in tribal studies and at the same time, it deals with the modern-primitive debate the gets associated with the tribes. This paper explores the construction of tribes as others in the case of Odisha.It further investigates the state of tribes in the context of massive development induced displacement in the present scenario.


Tribes, Others, modern, primitive, Indigenous people, Identity

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