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Tribal Research and Development Institute (Bhopal): A ‘nodal’ centre in support of tribal culture – Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh

Activities The Institute has carried out extensive ethnographic studies on the tribes of Madhya Pradesh and maintains a rich database in its documentation centre. Evaluation and impact assessment studies of schemes of the government related to development and empowerment of … Continue reading

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Architectural marvels from different communities: Tribal Habitat, “a laboratory for various practical experiences” (National Museum of Mankind, IGRMS Bhopal) – Madhya Pradesh

This exhibitions includes the unique dwelling types of architectural marvels from different tribal communities from the Gangetic plains of Uttaranchal, lush green forest areas of North-east India, the arid region of western India, plateau region of central India, hilly tracts … Continue reading

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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair | To read the full article, click here >> Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety … Continue reading

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“A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their own genius”

The Tribal Culture of India By Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi, Binay Kumar Rai A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture – Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of free India Source: The Tribal Culture of India – Lalita … Continue reading

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A treasure preserved for posterity in Bhadrachalam: A mini museum, library serving the cause of Integrated Tribal Development – Telangana

The Regional Centre of Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute (TCR&TI) has laid renewed focus on preserving and popularising the rich collection of objects and artefacts of tribal communities at the mini-museum in Bhadrachalam. The mini-museum at the Youth Training … Continue reading

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Rudiments of the Bhili language (1895): Free Download on Internet Archive.org

RUDIMENTS OF THE BHILI LANGUAGE BY THE EEV. CKAS. S. THOMPSON, Church Missionary Society, Rajputana. AHMEDABAD: UNITED PRINTING PRESS. 1895 To read  or download the full text as PDF, click here >> For other versions, see “Download options” here >> Rudiments of … Continue reading

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Researching India’s aboriginal culture from a historical and global perspective: IIAS Leiden – The Netherlands

Sofya A. Maretina (PhD) presented the paper entitled `Andaman Islands: society and nature’. She is well known as an expert on the minority peoples of India and the author of the series of monographs on the Naga and other tribes … Continue reading

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Tip | Find new and old publications on Indian tribal culture on worldcat.org

Search categories (examples) Adivasi customs Folk dancing — India India — Scheduled tribes — Social life and customs Scheduled tribes in India — Social life and customs What is WorldCat? WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and … Continue reading

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Useful information at a glance: A search page designed to serve teachers and students

To find out what’s new and useful in education, click here >>

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Tip | Santal Music: A Study in Pattern and Process of Cultural Persistence – A detailed study by Onkar Prasad

The present in-depth study by Dr. Onkar Prasad of Santal Music in the context of socio-cultural life of Santals is the outcome of extensive field work. […] It highlights Santals’ organic relationship with [their] instruments looking upon them as living beings … Continue reading

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Tip | Find books on India’s tribal heritage in a library near you: Worldcat.org

Search for an item in libraries near you: Enter title, subject or author WorldCat.org >> Examples Santal Music by Onkar Prasad (b. 1948). Published by Inter-Media Publications, New Delhi, 1985. To locate a library copy near you, type “Santal Music by … Continue reading

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Disseminating environment related information to improve peoples’ livelihoods: Initiative by Kalpavriksh to collectively manage a web based clearing house – Maharashtra

RTI Clearing House Several groups and individuals across India have been using the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005 to gather critical information in their arenas of work and advocacy. When it comes to environment, this effort has been towards accessing information related … Continue reading

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Tip | Free resources on tribal cultural heritage in India – archive.org

Find a resource by typing a combination of name and additional keywords in the Search window of archive.org Example 1: typing “toda tribe india” yields these resources: Travels amongst the Todas; or, The study of a primitive tribe in south India: history, character, customs, … Continue reading

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The Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum in Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh

NIVEDITA N., The Hindu, December 31, 2012 The museum brings together culture, lifestyle, customs and beliefs of the various tribes hailing from different districts of Andhra Pradesh. Some of the tribes represented here are Kondareddi, Bagata and Hill Reddi. The tribes … Continue reading

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Folklore of the Santal Parganas by Cecil Henry Bompas – Parganas Librivox recording & Project Gutenberg

This is an intriguing collection of folklore from the Santal Parganas, a district in India located about 150 miles from Calcutta. As its Preface implies, this collection is intended to give an unadulterated view of a culture through its folklore. … Continue reading

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Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti

“Nobody progresses without opposition. New Delhi : 1-9–1946” – Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) was formed in September 1984 by the merger of Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat and Gandhi Smriti, at 5, Tees January Marg as an … Continue reading

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National Crafts Museum – New Delhi

National Crafts Museum New Delhi Ministry of Textiles, Government of India Pragati Maidan Bhairon Road New Delhi http://nationalcraftsmuseum.nic.in Madhubani tribal art 2010 stamp Introduction The institution of the museum, aimed at housing objects of antiquity, is of Western origin.  Indians themselves … Continue reading

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Honnavar Education Center & Folklore Museum in Uttara Kannada – Karnataka

C/o Dr N R Naik Suhas, Near SDM college Prabhat Nagar Udayagiri Honnavar-581 334 Uttara Kannada, Karnataka state India budafolklore.weebly.com Education center We are developing a learning center for rural tribal children and those who are interested in self sustaining … Continue reading

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Art forms documented by the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre – Jharkhand

The documented Art forms include Folk Dances, Folk Musical Instruments, Traditional Paintings, Classical Music, Classical Dance, Folk Arts and Crafts, Traditional Festivals, Folk Theatre etc. Besides, documentation on different art forms is taken up by the centre regularly. The Documentation … Continue reading

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Tip | Explore the resources provided by Archive.org: “The Internet Archive”

Find a resource in the Search-window seen here: http://www.archive.org Tip: search for a specific community like “Santal” (or Santhal); or a region like Nilgiri (Toda and Kota communities) >>

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Tribal Cultural Museum Pune – Maharashtra

Tribal Research & Training Institute, Pune 28, Queen’s Garden Pune-411 001 http://trti.mah.nic.in Tribal Research and Training Institute has Tribal Cultural Museum located in its premises. All facets of life of tribals of Maharashtra are displayed in the Museum. [formidable id=3 … Continue reading

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