Encyclopedia On Tribal Communities:
Odisha became the first state in the country to start an encyclopedia on tribal communities.
- Unveiled by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the five edited volumes of ‘Encyclopedia of Tribes in Odisha’ has 418 research articles on the tribals, including 13 particularly vulnerable groups
- The encyclopaedia was published by Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI) and Odisha State Tribal Museum.
- The purpose of this book is to preserve the rapidly changing cultural identity of tribal communities in the state.
- It brings together both published and unpublished data regarding the tribes’ ethnography and development over the years, covering their past as well as the present.