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Dalits and Tribals in India and Their Empowerment

J. Cyril Kanmony

Article Number - 5FD754ABE7FC7  | Vol. 1(1), pp. 1-9., December 2020  | 
 Received: 17 September 2020 |  Accepted: 2 December 2020  |   Published: 31 December 2020

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In history, it is reported that Dalits and Tribals in India were treated worse than animals and subjected to all extreme forms of humiliation and degradation.  Even now, in the era of human rights, their conditions have not changed much. They are not free from atrocities. Though violations meted against them are less in urban areas one can see all types of violation in rural areas. They are treated as outcastes or exterior castes. They are politically powerless, socially untouchable, culturally inferior, ritually unclean, educationally illiterate and economically backward. Most of them, who are subjected to human right violations, are poor; less educated and have less income generating sources. They can be empowered only if and when they are educated and their socio-economic conditions improve. Hence it is the right time to take appropriate steps to empower them. Then only India can have an inclusive growth.


Keywords: Human Rights, Avarnas, Savarnas, Caste, Untouchable, lynched.


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J. Cyril Kanmony

PG & Research Centre, Department of Economics, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, India.  Email: [email protected]

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Kanmony, J. C. (2020). Dalits and Tribals in India and Their Empowerment. Journal of Economics, Business Management and Administration, 1(1): 1-9.

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