Category Archives: Tribal elders

Audio | Kota music and “signs of indigeneity” in the Nilgiri Hills (open access article) – Tamil Nadu

Listen to “Konjenetre bommeyetre mānte nōṭē” and other beautiful songs of the Kota community (with detailed explanations) on Kota God Song >> Richard K. Wolf (Harvard University) and Frank Heidemann (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) | Read the full introduction … Continue reading

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“We were there, we are here and we will be there”: First ever All India Tribal Women Writers’ Meet (Ranchi, 7- 8 Sept 2017) – Jharkhand

This Literary Meet was organized by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, with assistance from Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhra, Ranchi.   A Resolution (attached) was passed at the same Literary Meet condemning the writings of Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar for damaging the dignity … Continue reading

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Audio | “A race against time that must not be lost”: Indigenous communities’ right to the survival of their languages – Canada

When Doris and Esther came home during the summer months, they felt alienated from their family. The residential school taught them to feel ashamed of their language and culture, and to disrespect their Cree-speaking parents. (Lorena Fontaine) | To view a … Continue reading

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Rebels in the Amsterdam ‘Artis Library’ – Netherlands

By Mieke Beumer In 2002 the Indian government issued a stamp commemorating Sido Murmu and Kanhu Murmu for their bravery. The brothers had led an insurrection on June 30 1855, which is still celebrated annually as the Santhal Hul. The … Continue reading

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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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