Category Archives: History

Adivasi Adivimb: “Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of tribal art forms: Adivasi, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam Adivimb festival (December) organized by the National School of Drama” – Odisha, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam & Tripura

A three day festival of tribal dance music and theatre organized by national school of drama. Various performances associated with different regions were performed such as Ghumura – Odisha Adi solung dancers – Arunachala Pradesh Mishing bihu and gumrag – … Continue reading

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Video | Poetry reading by “Marshal” Parimal Hembram – West Bengal

Parimal Hembram reads “Ak’ sar sap tege huyuk’ tena” Translation into English by Antara Dev Sen, published in The Little Magazine, Vol. VII, Issue 3 & 4.: THEN I MUST PICK UP THE BOW You tell me, screaming, That this … Continue reading

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“Becoming Indian”: Discussion at the Jharkhand Literary Meet 2017 (Ranchi, December 1 and 2, 2017) – Jharkhand

1 December 2017 Sir Mark Tully (BBC’s India correspondent from 1964 to 1994 and eminent writer) interviewed by Dr. Ivy Hansdak on his new book, Upcountry Tales: Once Upon a Time in the Heart of India Venue: Hotel Chanakya BNR, Ranchi.   … Continue reading

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Revival of interest in aboriginal history: The “Khoe”, descendants of herders who introduced pottery 2000 years ago – Southern Africa

Read the full article >> The name ‘Hottentot’, or its Afrikaans shortening ‘Hotnot’, became a disparaging term for people of colour at the Cape. Today we refer to the aboriginal herders of the Cape by the name they would have … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Delegation from the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo (Norway) to the Santal Parganans and West Bengal – Jharkhand & West Bengal

Prof. Oivind Fuglerud, Director of the Museum of Cultural History (MCH), University of Oslo, Norway, and Dr. Anne Karin Habu, conservator of the Museum was on official tour to India from 27th September to 5th October 2017. MCH has preserved … Continue reading

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