• Indian Culture for Prelims Preparation
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian History
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Major Tribes and their characteristics

  1. Banjaras
  2. Gonds
  3. Ahoms
  4. Mongols
  5. Other Important Tribes in Recent News
  • Class VII- NCERT- Our Pasts II- Chapter 7
  • Newspapers- The Hindu, The India Express

[2014 Prelims]

1)Every year, a month-long ecologically important campaign/festival is held during which certain communities/ tribes plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees. Which of the following are such communities/tribes?

(a) Bhutia and Lepcha
(b) Gond and Korku
(c) lrula and Toda
(d) Sahariya and Agariya

2)With reference to ‘Changpa’ community of India, consider the following statements :

1. They live mainly in the State of Uttarakhand.
2. They rear the Pashmina goats that yield a fine wool.
3. They are kept in the category of Scheduled Tribes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[2017 Prelims]

1) Consider the following pairs:

 Traditions                                            Communities

  1. Chaliha Sahib Festival                —           Sindhis
  2. Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra                  —           Gonds
  3. Wari-Warkari                                 —           Santhals

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched ?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) None of the above

Answer: A