Category Archives: Tribal identity

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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Bhil communities’ success story: Reviving the custom known as “halma” to conserve water – Madhya Pradesh

Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Indore, 13-3-16 Halma has united tribes people to conserve environment and water Until now, tribes people have planted more than 11,000 trees in 110 villages, repaired more than 250 hand pumps and dug more than three dozen big … Continue reading

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“Real history is created by ordinary people”: Mahashweta Devi (1926-2016), a writer who became a voice of marginalised communities

Mahashweta Devi, a writer who became a voice of marginalised communities DTE Staff, Thursday 28 July 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Mahashweta Devi was not just an onlooker, but a responsible representative of the downtrodden and … Continue reading

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Recipe festivals organised by Living Farms: How to benefit from meals made with locally grown produce | Odisha

Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food Written by Rakhi Ghosh for Women’s Feature Service (WFS) and republished here in arrangement with WFS |  Read the full article and view more photos on thebetterindia.com >> Women’s … Continue reading

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Slideshow | National seminar on ‘The importance of the Community Museum for the Education and the Development of the Santals’ – West Bengal

The National seminar on ‘The importance of the Community Museum for the Education and the Development of the Santals’  that was organized with the support of the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has ended with a successful note on 8th December … 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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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab & Puducherry

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Nagaland (Kohima) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Odisha (Bhubaneshwar) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org … Continue reading

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Bold patterned artworks that tell a story: The colours and lines of Aboriginal art – Rajasthan & Australia

Neena Bhandari, The Hindu, October 15, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The colours and lines of Aboriginal art in Australia’s outback take the author back to the deserts of her birthplace in Rajasthan In the grainy … 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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In memoriam: Dr. Nicolaas Nobel (Utrecht, 12 May 1933 – Noordwijk, 29 November 2016)

With the passing away of Dr. Nicolaas Nobel (Founder of the Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation), India’s tribal communities have lost a true friend and well-wisher: A Philanthropist With a Difference This is a loss of a philanthropist with a difference. Dr Nico … 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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The Lakota Elders Project: “A unique generational bridge” – Great Plains of America

Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011 For information about the work of hawkwing, Inc. and how you can help, visit their website at http://www.hawkwing.org. For information about the production of the Lakota Elders Project, contact Filmosity at http://filmosity.com Long ago, the Lakota people … 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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India’s first Chief Minister from a tribe with many members living in China: The Kaman Mishmi community – Arunachal Pradesh

Rahul Karmakar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati  21 February 2016 Kalikho Pul, the eighth chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, has a few firsts. He is the first Congress CM in India to be installed with support from arch rivals BJP, and the first … Continue reading

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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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The depiction of Santal culture in modern art: Jamini Roy (National Gallery of Modern Art) – New Delhi

Screenshot: Santhal Girl by Jamini Roy (1887-1972) | To read the full text and view more images, click here >> Jamini Roy was one of the earliest and most significant modernists of twentieth century Indian art. From 1920 onwards his search for … Continue reading

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Seeking to realize the long cherished dream of higher education among the “custodians of Indian culture”: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (Amarkatnak) – Madhya Pradesh

The University | To read the full post, click here >> The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak has been established by an Act of the Parliament of India. It came into existence by the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, … Continue reading

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Names of tribal communities and their distribution across India: Search the “Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1956” – Government of India

Tips To download or search the full PDF-document, click here >> Official update (2016): State/Union Territory-wise list of Scheduled Tribes in India (Source MTA) >> To download or search the full PDF-document, click here >> For up-to-date information, type “scheduled tribes orders”, “scheduled tribes act”, “Indian constitution … Continue reading

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Museum exhibitions | Showcasing the life of Chenchus and Lambadas: Heritage Museum (Hyderabad) – Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

Yunus Y. Lasania, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, May 19, 2016 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> From the life of Chenchus and Lambadas living in the State to the kind of lives tribals lead, … Continue reading

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Video interview | Magsaysay Awardee Prakash Amte on being a doctor practicing in the remote tribal regions – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Chhatisgarh

Uploaded on Jan 5, 2012 http://inktalks.com What does it take to be a doctor practicing in the remote tribal regions without easy access to proper medicine and technology? What does it take to run an orphanage for rescued animals which … Continue reading

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Video | Film series on Spectacular India: “The people of Manipur believe that they are the descendants of celestial musicians” – Seven Sister States

Published on Apr 2, 2013 Celestial Dancers of Manipur Perhaps the finest surviving example of traditions of ‘Bhakti’ in India, is the ‘Raasa Lila’ of Manipur. Source: ‘Spectacular India’ series film no 10 (Excerpts) – YouTube Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOS3A5xbQj4 Date Visited: … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya & Mizoram

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Maharashtra (Mumbai) Related posts … Continue reading

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Award winning photo | “Gardimalien”, a traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district – Odisha

A traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district Odisha | To view a larger version of this image, click here >> Koht India, Odisha, Bargarh, Papanga Pyhapaiga nimi/nimed Gardimalien Scared grove Kirjeldus “Gardimalien” a traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district of … Continue reading

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The world’s largest and strongest spiderweb: Long used by tribal people and “set to become a major product” – Western Ghats

Golden Orb Web Spider, Nephila maculata, Giant Wood Spider World distribution: Tropical areas from Africa, India, China, Japan across Southeast Asia to Northern Australia and the South Pacific islands. By Ria Tan, 2001 | To view more photos and read more by … Continue reading

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Araku Tribal Museum: “Like being in the world of local tribes” – Andhra Pradesh

Anuradha Goyal, January 27, 2014 | To read the full description, click here >> Araku Tribal Museum is located in Araku, a small town in the valley surrounded by hills and many waterfalls, about 110 km’s from Visakhapatnam. What makes Araku Valley … Continue reading

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