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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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India’s first Chief Minister from a tribe with many members living in China: The Kaman Mishmi community – Arunachal Pradesh

Rahul Karmakar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati  21 February 2016 Kalikho Pul, the eighth chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, has a few firsts. He is the first Congress CM in India to be installed with support from arch rivals BJP, and the first … Continue reading

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Video | Film series on Spectacular India: “The people of Manipur believe that they are the descendants of celestial musicians” – Seven Sister States

Published on Apr 2, 2013 Celestial Dancers of Manipur Perhaps the finest surviving example of traditions of ‘Bhakti’ in India, is the ‘Raasa Lila’ of Manipur. Source: ‘Spectacular India’ series film no 10 (Excerpts) – YouTube Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOS3A5xbQj4 Date Visited: … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya & Mizoram

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 Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Maharashtra (Mumbai) Related posts … Continue reading

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The Hornbill Festival held in the first week of December: “one of the best culture and music festivals in India” – Nagaland

Meena Vaidyanathan, The Better India, January 22, 2013 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The Hornbill Festival, held in the first week of December every year, is a marvelous riot of colour that shows off the … Continue reading

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Architectural marvels from different communities: Tribal Habitat, “a laboratory for various practical experiences” (National Museum of Mankind, IGRMS Bhopal) – Madhya Pradesh

This exhibitions includes the unique dwelling types of architectural marvels from different tribal communities from the Gangetic plains of Uttaranchal, lush green forest areas of North-east India, the arid region of western India, plateau region of central India, hilly tracts … Continue reading

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Indian Language Festival “ILF Samanvay 2016 (5-7 November): Language as Public Action – New Delhi

To view the biographical notes on all the festival speakers, click here >>  Patricia Mukhim Day 1 – 5 November: “Voices to record: Khasi and Tripuri” She is currently Editor, The Shillong Times, Meghalaya’s oldest and largest circulating English language … Continue reading

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New interactive map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on any marker … Continue reading

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Tip | Indigenous innovations, how to help tribal kids reach school on time, creating awareness of women’s health and other success stories – The Better India

Bamboo Rakhis That Are Not Only Eco-Friendly but Also Feed Tribals in Maharashtra An indigenous innovation that challenges the cheap rakhis being dumped in the Indian market by the Chinese, these green bamboo rakhis fund a day’s meal for the … Continue reading

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“A culture to learn a lot from”: Community based Eco-tourism initiatives – North East India

Richa Gupta, thebetterindia.com, Arunachal Pradesh, Environment, Travel, Tribes, June 6, 2014 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> A small tribe in Arunachal Pradesh located in a small valley has been able to defeat modern … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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 Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar) Related … Continue reading

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Video | A documentary on the music of various Naga tribes: “Songs of the Blue Hills” – Nagaland

The movie is directed by Utpal Borpujari. The Nagas comprise a range of ethnic communities spread across several states of north-eastern India. Like ethnic communities the world over, folk music and dances form the core of Naga culture. This feature-length … Continue reading

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Video | A musical invitations to vote when 18: “Just One” by the Shillong Chamber Choir – Meghalaya

Published on Mar 20, 2014 Directed by – Maheep Dhillon. Music Director – Neil Nongkynrih Produced by Chief Electoral Officer Meghalaya in collaboration with the Shillong Chamber Choir. Tips For more information, type “Shillong Chamber Choir”, “Meghalaya youth culture“, “democracy northeastern … Continue reading

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Terra Madre festival & Youth Food Movement (YFM): In search of a participatory economic model that safeguards culture, diversity and the environment – Meghalaya

To read the original post and learn more about the founders, click here >> On November 3 [2015], delegates and dignitaries from around the world arrived at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Meghalaya, India to the sound of traditional drums. … Continue reading

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The unique narrative of shawls worn among 16 major tribes: Reflecting one’s social standing and the younger generation’s changing tastes – Nagaland

Deccan Herald, 31 July, 2010 ANTHONY KURIAKOSE narrates how each Naga shawl is a thing of beauty, mystery, history and eternal appeal. And how each shawl wraps in its folds, a unique narrative. | To cead the full article, click … Continue reading

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The New Institutionalized Religion of the Tangsa Community – Assam & Arunachal Pradesh

“Best of All Worlds: Rangfraism: The New Institutionalized Religion of the Tangsa Community in Northeast India” by Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh: Asienforum, International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Vol. 46, Issue 1-2, May 2015, Contemporary Indigeneity and Religion in India | Download the full article as PDF >>  Abstract … 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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Video | “Art is at the heart of every society”: An Indian student’s journey across tribal art in North East India

Created by Camille Rolin Edited with the help of TRISNA FILMS : www.trisnafilms.com http://www.trisnafilms.com/journey-ac… Published on Jun 7, 2014 Journey across tribal art in North East India is a visual anthropology documentary project based on the study on clothing, arts … Continue reading

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Finding common ground as identity is being “performed”: A festival positions the Tangsa community in the in the wider world around it – Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

From Ritual to Performance: The Transformation of a Tangsa Festival in Assam, North-east India Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, University of Göttingen Tangsa is an umbrella term for a collection of small ethnic groups (related to the Naga) who have migrated to India … Continue reading

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“A living testimony of one’s love for nature, culture, tradition, history and posterity” : The Ever Living Museum at Mawshabuit (Shillong) – Meghalaya

Andrew W. Lyngdoh, The Telegraph, Calcutta, April 9 , 2015 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Away from the hustle and bustle of the ever-growing and ever-congested city, the Ever Living Museum at … Continue reading

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Video | People of the hills celebrate their annual Wangala festival in Asanang: “We Garos are tuned into world music and culture” – Meghalaya

PHEROZE L. VINCENT, The Hindu, November 24, 2012 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> The Garo tribe of Western Meghalaya celebrates the winter harvest with a three-day festival. […] Alva Sangma, the editor of … Continue reading

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Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf

Read or download the entire work here (pdf) >> von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph. Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. This book tells of observations among Indian tribal populations spanning the period from 1940 to … Continue reading

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Bengali folk culture explained by the Daricha Foundation – West Bengal

For centuries together, folk arts and crafts occupied a conspicuous position in the life of the rural people of Bengal. Though customs, beliefs and rituals varied widely, traditional story-telling, dancing, singing, festivities and ceremonies along with processions and social gatherings … Continue reading

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Tribal influence on Indian and international fashion

While fashion is a reliable reflector of change, it is also the marker of a continuity of control exerted by the affluent and the powerful. Desmond L. Kharmawphlang G. Badaiasuk Lyngdoh Nonglait Wandashisha Rynjah in Globalization: The Khasi Perspective, p. 13 … Continue reading

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Plan your own musical journey around the “Seven Sister States” – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura

Start your musical journey by watching a beautiful video taken in Shillong (Meghalaya). Then discover which other forms of music and dance are being practiced by the tribal communities of the “Seven Sister States” today. Khasi music revival – the stories of two young duitara players from … Continue reading

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