Category Archives: Seven Sister States

Demonstrating the brain’s astonishing capacity to decode information – Ancient “whistled languages” used by indigenous communities in India, China, Turkey & Spain

 In The Whistling Village of Meghalaya, Every Child Has a ‘Unique Lullaby ID’! For generations, the residents of Meghalaya’s Kongthong village have communicated with each other using a unique form of whistled identity instead of names! by Sanchari Pal February 1, 2018 … Continue reading

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Tip | Find information on the cultural heritage and relations of the “Seven Sister States” of northeastern India

The seven sister states of northeast — Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura — and the Himalayan state of Sikkim could well become India’s next music epicentre. – Ruhi Batra in the Times of India In a … Continue reading

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Tip | Understanding India’s legislation known as Forest Rights Act and its relevance for tribal communities

Rajshree Chandra, The Indian Express, March 17, 2018 | Read the full article >> The FRA was enacted in 2006 with the aim of protecting the claims of tribal communities over tracts of land or forests they have inhabited and cultivated … Continue reading

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The Khasi, Garo & Jaintia communities: Role models for a more sustainable India – Meghalaya

Khasi, Garo and Jaintia communities: Models for sustainability in the future – Meghalaya They have managed to use the forests sustainably while practicing shifting cultivation or hunting and gathering. Some of them still live in relative isolation in the forests. … Continue reading

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Tribal Memory, Folklore and Hindu Epic Narratives: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

PLENARY SESSION Chaired by: Prof. M. Asaduddin, Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Paper Presenters: Dr. Athikho Kaisii (JMI, Delhi), Dr. Pravin Kumar (IGNTU, Amarkantak), Dr Ananya Barua (Hindu College, Delhi). Dr. Saroj Kumar Mahananda (JMI, … Continue reading

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