Category Archives: Regions of India

A master of traditional Kurumba painting techniques: Krishnan of Velaricombai village (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

Making do without blue in the Blue Mountains Olivia Waring,  April 4, 2017 | To view these and more photos in larger size and read the full article, click here >> Krishnan of Velaricombai village in the Nilgiris attempts to breathe … Continue reading

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Founding a rural tribal school in response to local demand: Sarvodaya Shishu Vatika and Sarvodaya High School – Jharkhand

K A Gupta, TNN (Ranchi), Jan 6, 2017 Sanjay Oraon, a resident of Toto village, 9 kilometers from Gumla has defied the rat race of his generation and started a school for the needy. […] He now runs the Sarvodaya Shishu … Continue reading

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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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Video | IndiaUnheard on free wifi for Silphili: Transparency and other benefits for rural people inhabiting a “digital village” – Chhattisgarh

“We got support from young people […] are able to reach out to people and keep transparency through the gram panchayat website” – Sanjaysingh Nethi, Village Council Head, Silphili, Chattisgarh in an interview on YouTube from 1:52 >> Published on Jan 4, 2017 … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal

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 Uttarakhand (Dehradun) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Uttar Pradesh … Continue reading

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Striving for a “just, free and equitable society” by combating human trafficking, slavery and child labour: Shakti Vahini – Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa & West Bengal

Shakti Vahini visions, aspires and strives for Just, Free and Equitable society. We consider it a duty of every citizen to have social concerns and strive for the progress and development of society. In our efforts and struggle to achieve … 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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Health benefits derived from “new species” of Ginger: A scientific paper published in international botanical journal – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata: January 08, 2017 Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | To read the full article, click here … Continue reading

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The Typecraft Initiative’s digital typeface based on Godna tattoos: Working with tribal women artists from Chhattisgarh

Rites of Passage | To view more photos and read the full text, click here >> In general, women have a strong connection with the idea of a “vital cycle” not only as life givers, care-takers of children and the home; and their … Continue reading

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Tip | How to improve the living conditions for India’s tribal communities: World Water Day held annually on 22 March – United Nations

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Baha Parab, the Santal Flower Festival “celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature” – West Bengal

 Baha Parab (Celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature) by Dr. Boro Baski, Bishnubati Baha Parab 28th Year of Adibasi Baha Parab (Santal Flower Festival), organized by Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust, successfully celebrated with various eventful programmes on 9th March 2017. BAHA means … Continue reading

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Santali and related tribal languages of the Chotanagpur region: Mundari, Ho and Birjiya – Jharkhand

Birjiya [Birjia] is the language spoken by Asur tribe/ethnic group, just as Kurukh is spoken by Oraon group, Santali by Santal group, Mundari by Munda group, Ho by Ho group and Kharia by Kharia group.  These are broadly identified by … Continue reading

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Santal village development and social work inspired by Rabindranath Tagore: Visva-Bharati’s Sriniketan – West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore: adventure of ideas and innovative practices in education by Prof. Kumkum Bhattacharya (Springer, 2014) | Publication details and libraries on Worldcat.org >> Authors: Bhattacharya, Kumkum Describes the evolution of Tagore’s ideas stemming from his personal experience of schooling Elucidates the … Continue reading

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Video | Santali dances performed at the Sahitya Akademi’s Festival of Letters (February 2017) – New Delhi

YouTube post by Sunder Manoj Hembrom Sahitya Akademi reak̕ Meghdoot akhṛare John Soren ar unire̠n do̠l Bado̠li. This was the first song in the programme at Meghdoot Open Air Theatre, performed by Badoli Cultural Troupe on 25 February 2017. Among the … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2017: Tribal artiste Sukri Bommagowda honoured – Karnataka

KSRTC honours tribal artiste Sukri Bommagowda By Express News Service | Published: 09th March 2017 BENGALURU: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, KSRTC honoured Padma Shri awardee and tribal leader Sukri Bommagowda (Sukrajji) here on Wednesday. It handed over … Continue reading

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Published with the aim of enabling members of tribal communities to “face the modern world as sturdy, self- reliant citizens”: Tribal Hyderabad – Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

“We have no time to lose in putting our aboriginals on their feet and enabling them to face the modern world as sturdy, self- reliant citizens.” – Foreword by W.V. Grigson Published 1945/00/00 Topics NATURAL SCIENCES, Biological sciences in general, … Continue reading

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Tagore’s Santiniketan, “an Abode of Learning Unlike Any in the World” – West Bengal

Sanchari Pal, The Better India, August 31, 2016 | To read the full story and view more photos in high resolution, click here >> Located about 158 km northwest of Kolkata in Bengal’s rural hinterland, Santiniketan embodies Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Tamil Nadu, Telangana & Tripura

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 Tamil Nadu (Chennai) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Telangana (Hyderabad) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Tripura (Agartala) … Continue reading

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Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum Hyderabad: “Celebrating the aboriginals who lived on this very hill” – Andhra Pradesh

October 22, 2012 | To read the full description with pictures, click here >> Located right in the heart of city near Banjara hills, celebrating the aboriginals who lived on this very hill is the Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum Hyderabad. Nehru Centenary … Continue reading

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International seminar on indigenous health care systems: The Asiatic Society, Kolkata – West Bengal

TWO DAY INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON “TRIBAL/ INDIGENOUS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: TRIBUTE TO P.O. BODDING” 23rd & 24th February, 2017 Venue: VIDYASAGAR HALL OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY A two day international seminar on “Tribal/ Indigenous Health care system: Tribute to P.O. Bodding” … Continue reading

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Bibliographic information on books illustrated by tribal artists: Books for the reading pleasure of children in different languages

For bibliographic information on illustrated books, check the Illustrated Tribal India list on worldcat.org >> For up-to-date information on titles in print, visit the websites of adivaani.org, bhashaebooks.org, prathambooks.org, tarabooks.com & tulikabooks.com (India’s leading publishers on indigenous issues, Adivasi women as artists and illustrators, multilingual text- and children’s books, linguistics and … Continue reading

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Information Relating to Tribals: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) – Government of India

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) was established by amending Article 338 and inserting a new Article 338A in the Constitution through the Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003. | Learn more >> Source: Introduction | National Commission for Scheduled … Continue reading

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The Southern Regional Centre of IGRMS: “A hub for community” at Mysore (Maisuru) – Karnataka

Southern Regional Centre Mysore The Southern Regional Centre of IGRMS, at Maisuru (Mysore), is the outcome of initiatives of the central government and keen interest of the State Government of Karnataka. The State government has allotted, in the year 2000, … Continue reading

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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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