Category Archives: History

India’s tribal communities portrayed by leading periodicals and internet portals – Press roundup

Tip For an up-to-date press roundup, type “Adivasi welfare”, “tribe citizen journalism”, “tribal youth technology”, “tribal women”, “Warli tribal art”, “Nigiris tribe heritage”, “rural education Chhattisgarh”, “tribe grassroots journalism”, “vulnerable tribal community”, “Santal education”, “Andaman Nicobar tribal tourism” or similar search … Continue reading

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Tribal voices worth listening to: On culture, land rights, employment, education and indigenous languages – Andaman, Kerala & Odisha

Unless we affirm our culture and right and language, we won’t live. Our colour is good, our language is good, our art is good, our way of living is good. If we can respect your religion and your practices, why … Continue reading

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Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia (Exhibition Catalogue 2017) – UK

Cambridge: MAA & Kolkata: Adivaani/One of Us. Exhibition Catalogue: 136pp; Full Colour; ISBN 978-0-947595-24-1 Written by Mark Elliott, Senior Curator (Anthropology), Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge; Foreward by Nicholas Thomas; Afterward by Ruby Hembrom >> Over one hundred artefacts, paintings … Continue reading

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“Tribal communities are a standing example” – National workshop highlights the role of tribal women in the preservation of eco historic cultural heritage in India

A. Shrikumar, The Hindu, Madurai, January 27, 2017 | To read the full article, click here >> Mari Marcel Thekaekara, writer and Co-founder of ACCORD-Nilgiris says the tribal communities are a standing example of how women play a major role in … Continue reading

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A musical success story spanning several generations: The Kalbelia gypsy group who “never collaborated with any musician” – Rajasthan

Sumiran Atal, Indian Express, Pune, August 18, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The history of the group – the Kahlbeliyas [Kalbelias] – is nearly seven generations old. It was formed by musicians who migrated from Afghanistan … Continue reading

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