The primary goal of this course is to introduce to Tribal Customary Law in India. This study focuses on how customary laws regulate tribal communities and social affairs according to the customary law. The contents of the course are formulated based on the tribal culture as the customary law reinforces the tribe’s age-old traditions and binds it together through normative rules by regulating the social and personal relations of its members
The study also describes the set of rules through which a tribe practices its culture and expresses its viewpoint. To be very specific, the course gives detailed information about the customary laws in India that govern a person’s marriage, divorce, inheritance, child custody, etc as well as community relations such as tenurial rights over forests, lands, water bodies, and other natural resources.
- Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology.
- Presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and ongoing questions.
Comprising of academic experts from our South India Tribal Research Team, which determines what strategies should be implemented to help the student achieve success. With decades of experience working in the fields of education and social anthropological studies, the SITR team has produced an excellent course curriculum that gives detailed information about the customary laws of various tribes in India.
Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences in interacting with a few prominent tribes of India to understand the role of customary laws in a tribal society. Hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.