chapter  8
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Indigenising The Limbus: Trajectory Of A Nation Divided Into Two Nation-States

T. B. Subba Much has been written on how the concept of `indigenous people’ originated and evolved during the last four decades or so.2 Most of them are concerned with its conceptual overlap/difference with tribe while others are more concerned with political or legal implications of adopting it. There is also a lurking suspicion in the writings of some scholars, at least in India, about possible hegemonic designs of the West in the entire discourse. I briefly examine some such literature here.