ISSN : 2321-5429

(Recognized by UGC – 41613)

Indian Journal of Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action

Unraveling Realities, Deepening Perspectives


The Indian Journal of Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action engages with dalit and adivasi cosmology, ontology, epistemology, axiology and action. Its primary goals are, to bring to the public academic domain research papers and articles by scholars, activists and practitioners working on issues concerning marginalised peoples with a special thrust on Asia. The IJDTSA offers the opportunity for constructive theoretical engagement and critical dialogue in the interest of achieving a deeper understanding of invisible lifeworld and realities. Ours is an academic journal and we wish to hold strict standards of articulation. The attempt is to open up spaces of dialogues across realities and not demean or dehumanise the ‘other’. We live in very complex realities in which such spaces of dialogue must be kept open as far as possible. We endeavour to publish empirical, conceptual and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Action including.

Context of Adivasi and Dalit Realities
Adivasi & Dalit Ontology
Adivasi / Tribal Studies
Adivasi & Dalit Movements
Adivasi & Dalit Politics
Political Economy of Adivasi / Tribal Development
Adivasi & Dalit Epistemology
Adivasi Cosmology
Adivasi Aesthetics
Adivasi and Indigenous Research Methodologies
Adivasi Narratives, Phenomena and Life World Studies
Knowledge, Culture and Politics
Rurality and Rural Sociology
Village Studies
Law, State and Democratic Rights
Polity, Governance and Public Policy

This journal is academically supported by the Faculty of the Center for Social Justice & Governance and the Center for the Studies of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, TISS, Mumbai.

Queries if any, maybe addressed to IJDTSA Managing Editor
Email: editor@ticijournals.org
We publish three Issues per year with a special issue anytime during the year.

We take no processing fee nor charge for publication. We are a collective of Tribal Intellectuals located in Universities interested in knowledge production and inter-epistemic dialogue across realities. Authors submitting articles to us will be given a peer review report if the article is selected for publication. Together with a peer reviewer from the academic community we also send the article to a community member if the article is written about such a community, that is if we feel there is a need to do so. For the final article ready for publication, the author takes full responsibility for the content, data and arguments in the article. The editor, managing editor and the editorial board are not responsible and will not be held liable for the article of an author.

The next issue of the IJDTSA is scheduled to be published in April 2019

*we are currently not able to accept any more new articles as we have to complete the publication of those in our possession. We shall keep you inform once we are able to accept new submissions.