Category Archives: Misconceptions

Recovering tribal culture from the misrepresentation of mainstream media: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel session 1: Tribal Identity and Resistance Narratives (28th February 2017) Chaired by: Prof. Shreya Bhattacharji, CUJ, Ranchi Paper Presenters: Violina Borah (JNU, New Delhi), Moumita Roy (Delhi University, New Delhi), Juhi R.V. Minz (JNU, New Delhi), Shabeena Kuttay (Govt. … Continue reading

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Factors for a better life: An analysis of rural poverty and improvements for tribal communities – Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra & Mizoram

It is possible to have a better life for Scheduled Tribes in India! Read the full post by Prof. V. Santhakumar  >> […] The relative backwardness of scheduled tribes may not disappear through the overall development of a state and that … Continue reading

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Indigenous knowledge views invasive species as an opportunity: “Every plant and animal is useful to us” – Canada

 View more images and background information  >> ‘Every plant and animal is useful to us’: Indigenous professor re-thinking how we deal with invasive species ‘It is our responsibility to figure out how they are useful,’ says anthropologist Nicholas Reo […] … Continue reading

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The Future of Tribal Oral Culture in the Age of Globalization/ Digitalization: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Plenary Session 3: Panel Discussion on “The Future of Tribal Oral Culture in the Age of Globalization/ Digitalization” Chaired by: Prof. Virginius Xaxa, Professor of Eminence, Tezpur University, Assam & Chairman of Xaxa Planning Committee Panellists: Prof. Joseph Bara (IGNTU, … Continue reading

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Linguistic diversity and multilingualism – Interviews with Prof. Ganesh Devy

Devy has worked incessantly to establish the linguistic diversity and numeric strength of subaltern cultures in India. In a politically resonant statement during a public lecture last year in Bengaluru, he said the most beloved stories of mainstream Hinduism start … Continue reading

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