Tribal route

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West Bengal is home to about 5.3 million tribal people, who form 5 per cent of the total tribal population of India. It can safely be said that of the people of Bengal, one in every 17 belongs to a tribal community. Tribal Bengal: Life in the Sub-Himalayan Terai Duars (Niyogi Books; Rs 1,495; 256 pages) by Krishnopriyo Bhattacharya is a photographic documentation of the different tribes who comprise the earliest people of the subcontinent. We present snapshots of a few tribes, who are currently struggling to combat the changing socioeconomic scenario. 

February 2019