Category Archives: Tribal elders

A hill in Kanyakumari district named after Tiruvalluvar: Revered as ancient king among the Kaani of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

Tiruvalluvar, the king S. PADMANABHAN It is interesting to learn that a hill in Kanyakumari district is named after Tiruvalluvar | To read the full article, click here >> Heard of a hill dedicated to Tiruvalluvar? The Kanyakumari Historical and Cultural … 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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Finding one’s life partner as member of the Raj Gond or Kolam community: The Dandari-Ghusadi dance festival ending on Diwali – Telangana

The Hindu, Adilabad, October 29, 2016 | To view the photo in larger size and read the full article, click here >> The Dandari-Ghusadi dance festival, which ends on Diwali, is an opportunity for the eligible bachelors to find their life partners and … Continue reading

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“Our children are healthier”: Preventing raditional knowledge from getting lost – Odisha

Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food thebetterindia.com, Women’s Feature Service June 15, 2017 | To read the full story, click here >> India’s tribals often possess traditional knowledge that gets lost because of the … 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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