Category Archives: History

Exploring human evolution in the Narmada Valley: Rich in fossils and archaeological sites, facing submergence – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Gujarat

Prashant Rupera | TNN | Aug 14, 2012 VADODARA: Much is known about how the Harappan Civilization flourished on the banks of the Indus almost 5,000 years back. But now is the time to move ‘ahead’ of the Indus Valley … Continue reading

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“Was Narmada valley the centre of human evolution?”: Recent excavations along one of India’s seven holy rivers

Sanchari Pal, TheBetterIndia.com, March 18, 2017 | For the full story and view more images, click here >> […] Was India home to one or more unknown hominin species, fossils of which we have not yet been discovered? And did they … Continue reading

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Success stories illustrated and facilitated by Warli artist Rajesh Chaitya Vangad – Maharashtra & Bihar

My Gandhi Story | Preview or order this Tulika book here >> Author : Nina Sabnani, Ankit Chadha Illustrator : Rajesh Chaitya Vangad Everyone has their own story of Gandhi — and in this book a Warli artist, a storyteller and an animation filmmaker … Continue reading

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Arctic peoples treat a seemingly hostile environment with respect: Members of a “Fourth World” that unites indigenous minorities across North America and Eurasia

Read the full article on Britannica.com >> Slideshow: https://www.britannica.com/place/Arctic/The-people >> The Arctic, or circumpolar, peoples are the indigenous inhabitants of the northernmost regions of the world. For the most part, they live beyond the climatic limits of agriculture, drawing a subsistence from … Continue reading

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – UNESCO

2017 Theme: 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples […]  Over the last decade, the implementation of the Declaration has achieved some major successes in at the national, regional and international levels. Despite the achievements, … Continue reading

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