Jarawa Community: Population and Risk, Gujjars, Bakarwals and Bhotia

Doorsteptutor material for UGC is prepared by world's top subject experts: Get detailed illustrated notes covering entire syllabus: point-by-point for high retention.

Download PDF of This Page (Size: 115K)

Jarawa Community

They are one of the indigenous people of Andaman Islands and are assumed to have inhabited the islands for thousands of years. Until about 1997, they largely kept themselves from the distant world. However, recently the interaction between them and the outside world has been increasing mainly due to the influx of tourists through the Great Andaman Trunk Road.

Population

250-300

Risk

Contact with tourists may increase the risk of diseases in the tribe

Why in News?

Many tourism companies have used this community as a tourist attraction. This has invited protests from the media over their portrayal as a tourist attraction.

Gujjars

Gujjars are a tribal community found in North India. They have been in news recently for demand of ST status as well as their demand for a separate Pir Panchal region in J&K. They are also found in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Bakarwals

A nomadic tribe based in the Pir Pinjal and Himalayan mountains. They are called as Dhangar in rest of India. They are mainly shepherds. They migrate to hills in summer and to plains in winter.

Bhotia

  • A nomadic tribe in Himachal and Uttaranchal.

  • Lepcha tribe: Sikkim

Bhotia
Bhotia

Tribes

State(s)/Country

Speciality

Monpa, Daffla, Abor, Mishmi, Nishi and Nagas

Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

Practice Jhum cultivation

Gaddi

Himachal Pradesh

Practice transhumance and speak Gaddiali dialect

Pygmies

Africa

Semang/sakai

Malaysia

Negrito group

Inuit

Arctic region of Canada, Denmark, Russia, Alaska

Pintupi

Australia

Organization and Head
Organization and Head

Organization

Head

ASSOCHAM

Dilip Modi <earlier: Swati Piramal>

NASSCOM

Som Mittal

FICCI

Rajan Bharti Mittal

CII

Hari Bhartia (President)/Chandrajit Banerjee (Director General). Harsh C Mariwala is the new president

Tea Board of India

Roshni Sen

Federal Bank

Shyam Srinivasan

CWG Federation

Michael Fennell

WHO

Margaret Chan

UNDP

Helen Clark

Citigroup

Vikram Pandit

Motorola

Sanjay Jha

AREVA Global

Anne Lauvergeon

BP

Svanberg (Chairman); Bob Dudley (CEO)

Transocean

Steven Newman (Pres); Robert Rose (CEO); HQ: Geneva

Halliburton

David Lesar; HQ: Houston and Dubai

Wal-Mart

Mike Duke

Cairn Energy

Bill Gammell (CEO); Norman Murray (Chairman)

Developed by: