Category Archives: Seven Sister States

Poet Kamal Kumar Tanti on his search for identity: “Is there any community in this world named after a commodity?” – Assam

In sync with subaltern traditions | Read the full report in The Hindu here >> Kamal Kumar Tanti is a promising young voice in contemporary Assamese poetry. He belongs to the Adivasi Tea-Garden Labourer community in Assam. His first collection Marangburu Amar … Continue reading

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Documentary on the matrilineal Khasi Tribe: A social order where women are dignified and not discriminated against – Meghalaya

TBI Blogs: A Look at the Matrilineal Khasi Tribe in Meghalaya, and the Women Who Are Its Custodians by Kamayani Bali Mahabal Filmmaker Aditya Seth demystifies the traditions and culture of the matrilineal Khasi tribe of Meghalaya, as they discover … Continue reading

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“Another India”: A rare exhibition about 100 million people of indigenous or Adivasi backgrounds who are marginalised (till April 22, 2018) – University of Cambridge – United Kingdom

Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia: 8 March 2017 to 22 April 2018 | Enlarge and view more photos here >> ‘Another India is the only India we Adivasis know. Another India is our India.’ – Ruby Hembrom Adivasi writer & publisher, … Continue reading

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Video | The Baikho festival of the Rabha tribe: “A wonderful legacy of vibrant culture, traditions and rituals” – Assam

Assam: Baikho festival highlights vibrant culture of Rabha tribe in Goalpara To view the Times of India video, click here >> The rich tribal culture of India’s northeast region carries a wonderful legacy of vibrant culture, traditions and rituals. The tribes … Continue reading

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A martial arts festival that keep a tradition alive and profitable for practitioners: Tournaments conducted by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association – Meghalaya

In hilly Shillong, dream-interpreting locals and tribal archers combine to practise ‘Teer’ gambling Arka Bhattacharya, scroll.in, Feb 10, 2017  | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The capital of Meghalaya likes to bet big and … Continue reading

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