Tribes of Dakshin(South) Dinajpur:A Changing Scenario in the Twentieth Century

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Biswanath Singha
Independent Researcher
Raiganj University
Raiganj,Uttar Dinajpur,West Bengal


Abstract:: This research paper is a comprehensive study of tribes in Dakshin Dinajpur, West
Bengal, aiming is to deeply explore its cultural, historical dynamic, socio-economic and
education. Tribal people lived in India since ancient times. Tribal’s considered as minority in
number and also recognized as a backward class in West Bengal as well as in India. Dakshin
Dinajpur district is one of the districts of 23 district of West Bengal which consists of eight blocks
(Kushmundi,Gangarampur, Kumarganaj, Hilli, Balurghat, Tapan, Harirampur and Bansihari) and
16.12% Different tribal populations were Bhumijs, Chakmas, Garos, Hajngs, Hos, Karmalls,
Mahall, Bedia, Lohara, Lepchas, Mundas, Oraons, Santans etcetera have been identified as the
scheduled tribes of Dakshin Dinajpur district. Dakshin Dinajpur district occupies eight position in
terms of scheduled tribes population in the state. This article mainly highlighted the socioeconomic conditions of the tribal people of Dakshin Dinajpur as per the census of 2011.This paper
is mainly based on secondary and primary data which are collected from several sources.
According to the census of 2011 the socio-economic conditions of the tribal people of Dakshin
Dinajpur district are not sufficient for their development. This article will help in analyzing the
conditions of tribal people in Dakshin Dinajpur

Key Words:Census, Dakshin Dinajpur, Population, Literacy, Tribal people, Tribal development.