Category Archives: Tribal identity

A community whose drumming is associated with Chola, Chera and the Pandya kings – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, Friday Review, November 03, 2016 | To read the full article and view a larger image, click here >> Thudumbu and Thudumbattam are played at temple festivals in and around Coimbatore. We went to Coimbatore for a concert but decided to … Continue reading

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Adivasi Adi Bimb Festivals: Silently but surely bringing the Adivasis of the land to limelight

Tapati Chowdurie, The Hindu, Delhi, December 02, 2016  | To read the full article, click here >> Ratan Thiyam talks about his special bond with tribal communities and his efforts to showcase their creative side. Born to parents with a rich legacy of … 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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Discussing the scope for an Adivasi agenda: Conference on indigenous knowledge, sacred sites & eco-feminism at Jadavpur University (February 2017) – West Bengal

Themes covered by Prof. Dr. Marine Carrin at Jadavpur University (Kolkata) in February 2017 Conference 1: Indigenous Forests: the colonial legacy Conference 2: How Santals speak about places?  The making of sacred places. Conference 3: Indigenous knowledge as reinvented by men, … Continue reading

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Educational package for children of the Kadar community: Initiating children into formal education easily – Kerala & Tamil Nadu

K. PRADEEP, The Hindu, KOCHI, July 19, 2012 | To read the full story, click here >> An educational package for pre-primary children of the Kadar tribe incorporating their own language will be distributed in 22 anganwadis this week. Dr. … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Rajasthan & Sikkim

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 Rajasthan (Jaipur) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Sikkim (Gangtok) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org … Continue reading

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Video | Kalamandir (Jamshedpur) founded in 1997: Preservation, conservation and dissemination of art and cultural heritage – Jharkhand

Published on Aug 8, 2015 The initial videos of Kalamandir, describing its objectives, main and interest in preservation, conservation and dissemination of art and cultural heritage. Kalamandir has traveled a long way since 1997. This is just to remember all … Continue reading

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Project “Dhwani” introduced at the state-run Tribal Museum – Maharashtra

Garima Rakesh Mishra, Indian Express,  Pune  Updated: March 9, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> As one enter the Queen’s Garden near Circuit House, he finds a building that immediately catches attention-the state-run Tribal Museum. On entering … Continue reading

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Poet and novelist Mamang Dai: A member of a tribe of “ten thousand messengers / carrying the whispers of the world” – Arunachal Pradesh

Mamang Dai (India, 1957) Saturday 1 May 2010 Mamang Dai is a poet and novelist. She lives in Itanagar in the North-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. She has one collection of poetry, River Poems, to her credit. Her next collection, … Continue reading

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Tip | 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About”: Inspiring teachers, therapists, parents and students – Teachers With Apps

Click here for the top channels worth following based on views, subscriptions, and quality of content >> If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Ancient rock art and modern graffiti: Continuity of tribal tradition since 1500 B.C. – Tamil Nadu

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN, Frontline, 27 November 2015 | To view the slideshow and read the full article, click here >> India has about 5,000 rock art sites, next only to Australia and South Africa, where prehistoric people have recorded life as they saw it, … 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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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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