Tribal Land Alienation in Northeast India: Laws and Land Relations

Publisher: Indigenous Women's Forum of North East India & North Eastern Social Research Centre
Author: U A Shimray
Number of pages: 40
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: IWGIA
Release year: 2006
Release month / day: May-2006

Tags: Land rights


This booklet is based on a project Tribal Land Alienation in Northeast India sponsored by the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). Its objective is to bring together indigenous (tribal) leaders, activists and scholars on a common platform to understand the extent and processes of tribal land alienation in the region. The conference that was based on a macro-study of North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC) on Changing Land Relations and case studies all over the region wasjointly organised by NESRC and Indigenous Women's Forum of North East India (IWFNEI). This booklet is integral to its follow-up that is aimed at helping the indigenous communities of the region to develop awareness on the issue and to support those who are struggling to prevent land alienation in the tribal areas. Another objective is to draw and develop strategies to protect their land. We hope that the present book will make a small contribution to it. While presenting the book to the public we would like to place on record our gratitude to all those who worked for the success of the project and the conference. Chris Erni of IWGIA supported us throughout the process, Artax Shimray coordinated it and Sanjay Barbora gave his.valuable.inputs. The coordinating committee supported the process and Anamika Deka gave secretarial assistance. Prof. A. C. Bhagwati and Prof. Monirul Hussain, the keynote speakers have accompanied us in our efforts. The scholars who did the fieldwork are the backbone of this process. We are indebted to all of them. 
Ms Anjali Dairnari Convenor, IWFNEI 
Dr Waiter Fernandes Director, NESRC
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