The Paradigms of Indigenous life fold in Sikkim after Post- Independence

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Shiwani Thapa, Amita Gupta


Using the case of the Bhutias, the Lepchas, the Limboos and the Nepalese who are defined as tribes in contemporary Sikkim, this article discusses about being indigenous. The cultural politics transforming a group into a tribe and a ‘Scheduled Tribe’ reflects its political strength and power to influence the regime of representation in order to appropriate preferential entitlements and resources.


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