IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr.HaseenaV.A, Dr.Ajims P. Mohammed
Scheduled Tribes in India are generally considered to be Adivasis, meaning indigenous people or original inhabitants of the country. The tribes have been confined to low status and are often physically and socially isolated instead of being absorbed in the mainstream Hindu population. Psychologically, the Scheduled Tribes often experience passive indifference that may take the form of exclusion from educational opportunities, social participation, and access to their own land. All tribal communities are not alike. They are products of different historical and social conditions.