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Forgotten Communities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

A Story of De-notified Tribes


  • Exposes the little-known socio-cultural-historical, occupational, educational, employment and discriminatory status of de-notified tribes in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

  • Offers a wide range of insights from an in-depth research project

  • Helps governments, NGOs, and policymakers develop and implement effective policies


About this book


The book discusses the socio-cultural-historical, occupational, educational, employment and discriminatory status of one of the most neglected and marginalised communities: the de-notified tribes or ex-criminal tribes of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Based on primary data collected from 14 communities in 11 districts in these states, it discusses the current state of affairs concerning de-notified tribes. There is no accurate and comprehensive information available on the present socio-economic status of these communities, either in the literature or with government agencies. This book provides valuable information on how they are faring in post-independence India since their de-notification from the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871.


De-notified Tribes Criminal Tribes Act Nomadic Tribes Semi-nomadic Tribes Backwardness Upliftment Discrimination

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nizamiah Observatory CampusCentre for Economic and Social StudiesHyderabadIndia

About the authors

Dr. Vijay Korra is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He is a trained economist who holds a PhD in Economics in the area of Labour Migration and MGNREGS from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) through the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His research interests include migration studies, economics of labour markets, unemployment, MGNREGA, issues of de-notified tribes, development of marginalized sections, and tribal economy, and he has published numerous research articles in the respected national journals and international edited volumes. He has completed several major projects and is currently working on a major study entitled “Social and Economic Cost of Gulf Migration: A Study of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh”.

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