Category Archives: Misconceptions

A new anthropological museum in Kolkata: New light on hunter-gatherers and modern India’s cultural and linguistic diversity – West Bengal

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata, February 20, 2017 | To read the full article, click here >> A new museum in Kolkata tells the tale of how modern humans in the Indian subcontinent evolved from ancestors who arrived about 12.3 million … Continue reading

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Sharing a theology with ecology as the most important ethical guide for humans: The Asurs, a “Particularly vulnerable tribal group” – Jharkhand

G.N. Devy, The Indian Express, 6 March 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The term tribal defies any universal definition. Between the Maoris of New Zealand, the Aborigines of Australia and the Indigenous People of North America, there … Continue reading

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Finding solutions, “the primitive way”: Aadivasi Sanskritik Ekta Mahasammelan & Campaign by notprimitive.in

Times of India, Jaipur, Jan 18, 2017  | To read the full article, click here >> “Mother Earth is pregnant with problems and only the tribal way of life can save it from decay. Global warming, unpredictable climatic changes, melting of … Continue reading

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Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

For up-to-date information on a wide range of issues, use the search window here (e.g. type “Adivasi ecology”): Google custom search – Indian press coverage of tribal culture and education >> Tip Enter a single keyword or name of interest to you, or a combination … Continue reading

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Tribal language and bilingual newspapers: Key findings & conclusions

ANKITA PANDEY, thehoot.org, 20/12/2016 What are the factors that decide whether and where tribal language publications flourish? Some of the answers are surprising. | To read the full article, click here >> Tribal languages have received insufficient attention in our country. … Continue reading

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The Asurs’ remembrance of their ancestors: A ‘particularly vulnerable’ tribal group –  Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal

Prashant Pandey & Premankur Biswas, Indian Express, December 8, 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Chamru is an Asur, a ‘particularly vulnerable tribal group’ that dominates Sakhuapani’s population of about 2,000 and lives in villages … Continue reading

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Creating a learning environment which is aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, environment and child friendly at Thulir – Tamil Nadu

Creation of the new School After innumerable designs, discussions with the teachers and students and changes, we have finally started on the foundations of the classrooms last month! We would like to create an environment which is aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, … Continue reading

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The status and spread of Santali in different regions of India: A flourishing language hardly in need of being “revived”

Santali is not a dead language in the first place so it does not need to be “revived”! I have grown up in Santal Parganas where people speak Santali in their homes, in the marketplace, attend church service in Santali … Continue reading

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Santals revive the Santali language and tell their own story: A success story to reckon with – West Bengal

Two tribal villages in Bengal revive the Santali language By Nandini Nair, OPEN Magazine, 13 January 2017 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> PADA MURMU IS the kind of teacher any young child would be fortunate … Continue reading

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“Cover Your Country” launched by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives through photos, narratives, film, and audio materials

Jael Silliman, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Saturday , November 12 , 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Rural India’s diversity is well known. Yet the fact that more than 833 million people live in India’s villages, speak over … Continue reading

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Priceless tribal knowledge systems “should become part of the syllabus” – Telangana

S. Harpal Singh, The Hindu, ADILABAD: April 06, 2015  | To read the full article, click here >> The tribal knowledge systems, shared by the Gond, Pardhan, Kolam and Thotti Adivasis in this district, have originated from centuries of observation of … Continue reading

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“We want to change the concept of tribal songs”: Reaching out to present-day music buffs – Jharkhand

ARTI S. SAHULIYAR, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Thursday , December 15 , 2011 | To read the full story, click here >> Call it the sounds of change. Love it or hate it, folk musicians of Jharkhand are using non-tribal instruments such … Continue reading

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“Promote your International Museum Day activities on our world map”: International Museum Day 2017 – International Council of Museums

Minisite/International Museum Day/IMD 2017/ The theme The theme Each year, ICOM chooses a socially relevant theme for International Museum Day (IMD). The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums“. History is a vital tool … Continue reading

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Environment minister’s call for a change in the colonial outlook: “Forests, tribal forest dwellers and life forms living in forests complement one another and are not rivals”

Forests, tribals and wildlife are not rivals, says environment minister Anil Madhav Dave inaugurates two-day conference of senior-level forest officers from states [Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun] Rajeshwari Ganesan , Down To Earth,  Friday 21 October 2016  | To read the … Continue reading

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On the need for decolonising the colonial construction of Adivasi society: An extensive literature on communities viewed as “distinct societies”

Journal » Vol. 43, Issue No. 39, 27 Sep, 2008 » The Mapping of the Adivasi Social: Colonial Anthropology and Adivasis | Special Articles | Bhangya Bhukya The construction of textual knowledge about Indian communities in the colonial milieu resulted in an extensive literature on … Continue reading

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JAGWAR Santal Literary Meet 2017 to focus on “Tribal Literature in the Changing World”: Johar HRD Centre, Dumka – Jharkhand

JAGWAR-3 SANTAL LITERARY MEET: SANTAL ONOLIA HELMEL 2017 Tribal Literature in the Changing World Date: yet to be decided (postponed from 6-7 January 2017) Johar HRD Centre, Dumka, Jharkhand, India Program Schedule (tentative) PDF 50 KB >> Concept Note “The more … Continue reading

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Trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time to time – Rajasthan, Kerala

A village that plants 111 trees for every girl born in Rajasthan Mahim Pratap Singh, The Hindu, Jaipur, April 11, 2013 In an atmosphere where every morning, our newspapers greet us with stories of girls being tormented, raped, killed or … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India: A guided tour – Archive.org

Alternative viewing options for other browsing options (zoom), click here >> for the interactive version of this Guided tour, click here >> for convenient offline browsing, download a free download pdf or ePub file of this Guided tour here >> More Search the Archive.org website for other … Continue reading

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The Kurumbars’ role in South India’s Paleolithic culture: Epigraphical records on Chennai’s ancient history – Tamil Nadu

Times of India, June 24, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> A study of the region by Colonel Colin Mackenzie says Tondaimandalam was 1st inhabited by Kurumbas, a fierce tribe The move of the state government to create … 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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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation and Renewal: The Bodding Symposium 2015 – Norway

Courtesy © 2016 Tone Bleie (by email, 21 September 2016) Tone Bleie (PhD) Professor Public Planning and Cultural Understanding Dept. of Sociology, Political Sciences and Local Planning University of Tromsø – the Arctic University N-9037 Tromsø, Norway Head International Research Group … Continue reading

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Tip | Get inspired by the “success stories” of tribal education in India and beyond

Simply type “success story” in the search field seen in this post. Networking, respect for the culture nurtured by local communities and knowing the aspirations of modern tribal youth – these factors help rural children realize their full potential. In recent time, modernity has triggered tribal consciousness … Continue reading

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Audio | Celebrating the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures: Milton K. Wong Lecture by Wade Davis – Canada

This lecture was recorded for broadcast on Ideas on CBC Radio One. Listen to the full episode (54:00) >> Every culture tries to answer a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?  In the Milton K. Wong … Continue reading

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“We plant the trees for our children in the memory of our elders who planted for us”: Trees are indispensable for India’s tribal communities

To enlarge, view other paintings and read the full article, click here >> My image shows the museum as a tree. It’s a strange tree. Things are a bit upside down and it’s a little frightening. Right on top, I’ve given it … Continue reading

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Tip | Call for rural schools in tune with local needs: Achieving Unesco’s goal of “integrated education”

Dr. Boro Baski “India is facing huge challenges: India’s rural primary schools still have room for improvement” in D+C June 2016 (pp. 36-37) |  To read or download the full article here, click >> Enrolment rates have improved in India, … Continue reading

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