Category Archives: Women

Video | Swang Nritya, the drama of the Sahariya tribe: Songs and dance that spread awareness about social issues like child marriage, women’s rights, the need of education – Rajasthan

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Slideshow | World Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated by Kaani tribal people in the West Ghats: Tribal Foundation – Tamil Nadu

Nagercoil, 9 August 2014 International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated by Tribal Foundation at Vellambi tribal settlement on August 9, by highlighting the traditional vanishing food culture of the forest inhabitant kaani tribal people. Addressing the tribal … Continue reading

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The Adivasi way of life: Utopian or worth emulating by ‘mainstream’ society? – An ongoing debate

Mari Marcel Thekaekara, NewInt.org/blog, June 13, 2014 To read the full blog and all comments, click here >> Anyone who has had some meaningful interaction with India’s indigenous or adivasi people, cannot fail to be touched by the encounter. There … Continue reading

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Santal customs and the question of women’s rights vs. ‘punishment’: A commentary by Ruby Hembrom – West Bengal & Jharkhand

Ruby Hembrom, Times of India, 25 January 2014 | To read the full commentary and understand its context, click here >> KOLKATA: The news of the gang rape as a punishment in Birbhum district was the most horrific piece of news … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal customs, homes and ornaments in South India: Videos and photographs by Venkatesh (Vicky) Lakshmanan

Videos Cultural traditions of the Halakki people – Karnataka Kota women’s dance: Shivaratri celebrations – Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu Photos The Halakki people of Uttara Kannada district – Karnataka Kota dance and music – Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu Village life … Continue reading

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Census 2011: Demographic Status of Scheduled Tribe Population of India & maps – Govt. of India

To view, print or download the full report and maps, click here >> Table 1.1 State wise Scheduled Tribe population and decadal change by residence : 2011 (TOTAL) Table 1.2 All India Population and Total ST Population-Male&Female (Census 2011) Table 1.3 … Continue reading

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Tip | Search useful information before visiting India: Responsible tourism, eco tourism and volunteer work

New and “exotic” destinations are being promoted by the tourism industry all over the world. Responsible travellers and volunteers care about the welfare of local people. Some restrictions may prevent tourists from entering sensitive “tribal” areas of India. In other regions, the impact of tourism raises ethical questions. More >> Search tips: checking … Continue reading

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Benefitting from a tribal community’s symbiotic relationship with nature: The healing system practiced by Irula women – Tamil Nadu

INDIATIMES NEWS NETWORK | Mar 29, 2005 | To read the full article, click here >> The Irulas’ Natural Products Corporation is a partnership firm located in the ITWWS campus, which produces, promotes and markets Irula health-care products. It provides employment … Continue reading

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Video | Adivaani at TEDxXLRI: Ruby Hembrom on professional publishing and self-expression by Adivasis in the modern world – Jharkhand & West Bengal

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Countering the destruction of Wayanad’s well-balanced ecology: Establishing home gardens in tribal hamlets – Kerala

Wayanad is quite rich in species that are important for food security, which, over the years, have fallen into disuse due to a multitude of reasons. Wayanad is also well-known for a high degree of endemism and species richness of … Continue reading

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Tip | The lives of tribal mothers, their babies and the lands on which they raise they children: Photo gallery – Survival International

The words ‘Aiya’, ‘Ngu’ and ‘Anaanak’ have the same meaning in different tribal languages: Mother. This gallery portrays the lives of tribal mothers, their babies and the lands on which they raise they children. Source: ‘Mother’ – Survival International Address … Continue reading

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Lighting up villages with solar power and doing other challenging things: Kudumbashree Adivasi women’s group of Edamalakudi – Kerala

To read the full story and view a slideshow, click here >> Posted on June 16, 2014 by P Sainath in Rural India The adivasi women of Edamalakudi, Kerala’s remotest panchayat, have formed a headload workers’ group, helped light up their villages … Continue reading

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A call for provisions to protect the dignity, respect and women’s rights at India’s tourist destinations – equitabletourism.org

Submission To Justice Verma Committee On Tourism’s Role In The Exploitation Of Women | To read the full text, click here >> [...] Please find attached EQUATIONS submission on concerns we have in relation to tourism’s role in the exploitation of … Continue reading

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Tip | Stories well told and images worth viewing: India’s tribal customs portrayed on fountainink.in

To read this and other stories, and also to view more photographs, click here >> Murali Maash went to the remote forests of Edamalakkudy as a teacher. He’s still there today, a living legend among the Muthuvan tribals. [...] A cluster of 28 tribal … Continue reading

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A national Conference on Educating for a Caring Society hosted by Vidya Vanam: An elementary school for children from tribal and underprivileged families – Tamil Nadu

BARADWAJ RANGAN, The Hindu, SUNDAY MAGAZINE, May 24, 2014 | To read the full report and view more pictures, click here >> [...] On May 29 and 30, Vidya Vanam [about 30 km from Coimbatore, on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala] will … Continue reading

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Video | The festival that gives freedom to women to make choices about their marriage: A tradition for over 250 years – Orissa

To read the full report and watch this video by Community Correspondent Sarita Biswal on videovolunteers.org, click here >> In Orissa, men and women gather and choose spouses on the spot, removing the need for a dowry. Every winter, during the month … Continue reading

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Revisiting India’s reservoir of knowledge traditions: The creative sector seen as as an organic agency for human development and sustainability

Sharada Ramanathan, The Hindu, June 5, 2012 India must pay more attention to its creative industries not just for the profits they generate but as enablers of sustainable human development The Copyright Act (Amendment) Bill, 2012 passed recently by Parliament, is … Continue reading

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Tip | A coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of peace and social justice in South Asia: The International South Asia Forum (INSAF)

“We, the members of South Asian Diaspora located in North America and Europe, desire peace, harmony and good neighborliness among the countries of South Asia, and social justice and economic wellbeing for the people there. We also have a responsibility … Continue reading

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Video | Keynote “Whose environment, whose laws?” Oregon’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference – Survival International

Transcription from the video excerpt From 30:38 What Survival isn’t about It’s not about keeping anybody as they are. It’s not about preserving cultures. And the reason we stress that is: because as soon as you say ‘culture’, as soon as … Continue reading

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Tip | The Food Book of four communities in the Nilgiri mountains: Gudalur Valley – Tamil Nadu

More about the Paniyas, Kattunayakans, Mullukurumbas and Bettakurumbas of the Gudalur valley >> Order details and slideshow: browse the Food Book here >> Related posts ACCORD Bee festival and media workshop hosted by Accord – Gudalur (Tamil Nadu) Childhood and children Chembakolli blog by school kids from Gudalur valley telling … Continue reading

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Video | Kalpvriksha, the “heavenly” coconut tree: Useful and eco-friendly household items made by the Gawda community – Goa

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Tip | Search select websites by Govt. of India, NGOs and international organisations – Custom search engine

To search several websites at once, click here >> Related posts Accountability Democracy Economy and development Figures, census and other statistics Government of India Rights of Indigenous Peoples Search select websites: Govt. of India, NGOs and international organisations – Custom … Continue reading

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Members of the Kani tribe “guardian angels” of the Karamana river (Western Ghats) – Kerala

To view more images and read the full story, click here >> Achuthsankar S. Nair, The Hindu, Metro Plus, October 12, 2012 Unlike city residents who pollute the water, tribal communities upstream revere the river History is often the story of … Continue reading

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Adivasi writer Dayamani Barla presented with Indigenous Rights Award by Cultural Survival – New York

Narayan Lakshman, The Hindu, New York, May 25, 2013 | Read the entire article here >> Dayamani Barla was presented with the first ever Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award by Cultural Survival, an indigenous peoples’ rights organisation The Big Apple … Continue reading

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Indian women’s rights are “self-evident and constitutionally secured”: Building capabilities by implementing good laws – The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy

Vasundhara Sirnate, The Hindu, Opinion » Lead, February 1, 2014 | Read the full article here >> In the last two years the highest courts in the country have responded to a mass call for more protection for women. Alongside, there have … Continue reading

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