Category Archives: Crafts and visual arts

Video | World of Warli by Tamarind Tree – Maharashtra

 The video is a part of oral history project of Tamarind Tree, a grass root organisation based in Dahanu, Maharashtra, India. The video is a glimpse of the ecologically sound and meaningful lifestyle of Warli Tribe, known for its … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, Customs, Dress and ornaments, Ecology and environment, Homes and utensils, Maps, Media portrayal, Music and dance, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Photos and slideshows, Quotes, Seasons and festivals, Storytelling, Success story, Tribal identity, Video resources - external, Western region, Women, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on Video | World of Warli by Tamarind Tree – Maharashtra

“The most beautiful dioramas illustrating tribal life”: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangrahalaya museum inspired by Mahatma Gandhi – New Delhi

[…] With a stone sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi leading a march in addition to the tribal motifs and figures adorning it, how come such a visible and accessible structure has failed to draw any visitors all these years? On any … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi, Anthropology, Childhood and children, Commentary, Community facilities, Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, Customs, Democracy, Dress and ornaments, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Gandhian social movement, Government of India, Health and nutrition, History, Homes and utensils, Libraries, Maps, Museum collections - India, Music and dance, Musicology, Names and communities, Northern region, Organizations, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Quotes, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Tourism, Western region, Women, Worship and rituals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “The most beautiful dioramas illustrating tribal life”: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangrahalaya museum inspired by Mahatma Gandhi – New Delhi

The Power of Self-Interpretation: Ideas on Starting a Community Museum

[…] To appreciate the potential of the community museum, consider the challenges local communities, especially disadvantaged ones, face today. The effects of globalization include persistent poverty, loss of cultural identity, accelerated migration, and disintegration of the bonds of unity and … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood and children, Community facilities, Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, Economy and development, Globalization, History, Maps, Modernity, Museum collections - general, Networking, Organizations, Quotes, Storytelling, Tribal culture worldwide, Websites by tribal communities | Comments Off on The Power of Self-Interpretation: Ideas on Starting a Community Museum

Natural beauty and sustainability through people-centric forest management: A strong Adivasi movement that keeps the momentum going – Maharashtra

From ever green forests of western ghats to deciduous forest of Vidarbha, each region is bestowed with unique natural beauty. Jewels in the crown are the tiger reserves like Tadoba, Melghat, Pench and Sahyandri. Mowgli Land is inviting you, on … Continue reading

Posted in Community facilities, Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, Eco tourism, Ecology and environment, Figures, census and other statistics, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Maps, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Regions of India, Tiger, Tips, Tourism, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology, Western region | Comments Off on Natural beauty and sustainability through people-centric forest management: A strong Adivasi movement that keeps the momentum going – Maharashtra

Video | Music instruments, dancing puppets and scroll paintings: Santal cultural traditions revitalized – Jharkhand & West Bengal

 Chaador Bandhni, the puppetry art of Santhali Tribe is a variety of table puppet theatre prevailing among the Adivasis of Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand. – Documentary film by Manas Basu (Duration: 28 min.) | Learn more >> The exhibition … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, Eastern region, Maps, Museum collections - India, Music and dance, Musicology, Names and communities, Photos and slideshows, Puppetry, Quotes, Video resources - external | Tagged | Comments Off on Video | Music instruments, dancing puppets and scroll paintings: Santal cultural traditions revitalized – Jharkhand & West Bengal