Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Socio economic status and issues of toda tribes in Nilgiris district: A study
Author(s): D Magimairaj, Dr. S Balamurugan
Abstract: Indian Tribes are grouped beneath seven areas regarding their vicinity. Which are Central – Southern Tribal Regions, Central – Northern Tribal Region, Western Tribal Region, Southern Tribal Pockets, North – Eastern Tribal Region, Northern – Western Tribal Region and Oceanic Tribal Region. The state of Tamil Nadu has 32 districts. Among these 32 districts, the Nilgiris district has the largest population of tribes. In Nilgiri district there are six particularly vulnerable tribal groups they are Todas, Irulars, Kotas, Kurumbas, Paniyas, and Kattunayakans. The Todas are the unique inhabitants of the Nilgiri Hills and they may be one of the most picturesque tribes in India. The Todas are acknowledged through numerous names like Tudas, Taudava and Todar. This paper mainly highlights the socio-economic and education conditions of Todas Tribe of Nilgiri District in Tamil Nadu.