Indigenous communities and their rights is a matter of international discussions in the twenty first century. The indigenous communities, although considered as the custodian of the culture and nature. There are more than 370 million indigenous communities all over the word and Asia has the largest number of indigenous people, with an estimated 260 million people. However, it can be stated the pace of growth of the modern world has had many adverse effects on these groups due to high level of discrimination, marginalization and misappropriation of their rights. The book on Rights of Indigenous Peoplein SAARC, is an edited volume by Prof. (Dr.) S. Sivakumar, Professor, Indian Law Institute and Member, 21st Law Commission of India; Dr Lisa P. Lukose, Associate Professor, GGS IP University and Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Khan, Deputy Director, Lloyd Law College best law college for 3 years llband published by Mohan Law House, New Delhi, is the compilation of selected papers presented by the law students from SAARC nations in SAARC Law Students’ Conference conducted in Lloyd Law College in February 2018, along with the Second Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon SAARCLAW Mooting Competition.
This book, with seventeen research papers, is an enquiry into the extremely important and much misunderstood topic: the nature and relations of indigenous groups and the political processes those are initiated for such groups within larger policies. This work is an insight to the complex problem of indigenous peoples' participation in the governance and management of their traditional lands and resources. The book analyses and reviews the relations of indigenous groups within large multiethnic states, especially the South Asian countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The chapters of this work give an understanding common and international nature of the issues faced by indigenous people: the disappearance of diversity and traditional ways of life, ecological degradation, and the loss of vital knowledge about how to live in harmony with the environment.
The book will also be a guiding work for an international audience. Inspiration and guidance for this task is said to come from standards established by international law, as well as the practices and experiences of other states. The inspiration and guidance for this work is based on the standards established by international law, as well as the practices and experiences of the selected states. The book will help the policy makers and other stakeholders to take the debates beyond the context of native title and tenure, to indigenous self-government and involvement in the management of native title lands and waters. The present book contains various viewpoints of authors on aspects relating the economic development of indigenous people, lands of indigenous people and the protection of such lands, description of various rights’ issues of indigenous people in Nepal and Sri Lanka and finally issues relating to self- identification of the indigenous people.