Category Archives: Languages and linguistic heritage

Santali and related tribal languages of the Chotanagpur region: Mundari, Ho and Birjiya – Jharkhand

Birjiya [Birjia] is the language spoken by Asur tribe/ethnic group, just as Kurukh is spoken by Oraon group, Santali by Santal group, Mundari by Munda group, Ho by Ho group and Kharia by Kharia group.  These are broadly identified by … Continue reading

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Santal village development and social work inspired by Rabindranath Tagore: Visva-Bharati’s Sriniketan – West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore: adventure of ideas and innovative practices in education by Prof. Kumkum Bhattacharya (Springer, 2014) | Publication details and libraries on Worldcat.org >> Authors: Bhattacharya, Kumkum Describes the evolution of Tagore’s ideas stemming from his personal experience of schooling Elucidates the … Continue reading

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Video | Creation Myths of six tribal groups: Sahitya Akademi’s Annual Festival of Letters (February 2017) – New Delhi

The Sahitya Akademi (India’s National Academy of Letters) had its Annual Festival of Letters in February 2017, during which the Creation Myth of six tribal groups were narrated and presented in the original languages (Kurukh/ Oraon, Munda, Santali, Kharia, Ho … Continue reading

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Bibliographic information on books illustrated by tribal artists: Books for the reading pleasure of children in different languages

For bibliographic information on illustrated books, check the Illustrated Tribal India list on worldcat.org >> For up-to-date information on titles in print, visit the websites of adivaani.org, bhashaebooks.org, prathambooks.org, tarabooks.com & tulikabooks.com (India’s leading publishers on indigenous issues, Adivasi women as artists and illustrators, multilingual text- and children’s books, linguistics and … Continue reading

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Tribal language and bilingual newspapers: Key findings & conclusions

ANKITA PANDEY, thehoot.org, 20/12/2016 What are the factors that decide whether and where tribal language publications flourish? Some of the answers are surprising. | To read the full article, click here >> Tribal languages have received insufficient attention in our country. … Continue reading

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Educational package for children of the Kadar community: Initiating children into formal education easily – Kerala & Tamil Nadu

K. PRADEEP, The Hindu, KOCHI, July 19, 2012 | To read the full story, click here >> An educational package for pre-primary children of the Kadar tribe incorporating their own language will be distributed in 22 anganwadis this week. Dr. … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Rajasthan & Sikkim

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Rajasthan (Jaipur) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Sikkim (Gangtok) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org … Continue reading

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Poet and novelist Mamang Dai: A member of a tribe of “ten thousand messengers / carrying the whispers of the world” – Arunachal Pradesh

Mamang Dai (India, 1957) Saturday 1 May 2010 Mamang Dai is a poet and novelist. She lives in Itanagar in the North-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. She has one collection of poetry, River Poems, to her credit. Her next collection, … Continue reading

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The status and spread of Santali in different regions of India: A flourishing language hardly in need of being “revived”

Santali is not a dead language in the first place so it does not need to be “revived”! I have grown up in Santal Parganas where people speak Santali in their homes, in the marketplace, attend church service in Santali … Continue reading

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Santals revive the Santali language and tell their own story: A success story to reckon with – West Bengal

Two tribal villages in Bengal revive the Santali language By Nandini Nair, OPEN Magazine, 13 January 2017 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> PADA MURMU IS the kind of teacher any young child would be fortunate … Continue reading

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“Cover Your Country” launched by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives through photos, narratives, film, and audio materials

Jael Silliman, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Saturday , November 12 , 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Rural India’s diversity is well known. Yet the fact that more than 833 million people live in India’s villages, speak over … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab & Puducherry

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Nagaland (Kohima) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Odisha (Bhubaneshwar) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org … Continue reading

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The Lakota Elders Project: “A unique generational bridge” – Great Plains of America

Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011 For information about the work of hawkwing, Inc. and how you can help, visit their website at http://www.hawkwing.org. For information about the production of the Lakota Elders Project, contact Filmosity at http://filmosity.com Long ago, the Lakota people … Continue reading

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Tribal Research and Development Institute (Bhopal): A ‘nodal’ centre in support of tribal culture – Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh

Activities The Institute has carried out extensive ethnographic studies on the tribes of Madhya Pradesh and maintains a rich database in its documentation centre. Evaluation and impact assessment studies of schemes of the government related to development and empowerment of … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya & Mizoram

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Maharashtra (Mumbai) Related posts … Continue reading

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JAGWAR Santal Literary Meet 2017 to focus on “Tribal Literature in the Changing World”: Johar HRD Centre, Dumka – Jharkhand

JAGWAR-3 SANTAL LITERARY MEET: SANTAL ONOLIA HELMEL 2017 Tribal Literature in the Changing World Date: yet to be decided (postponed from 6-7 January 2017) Johar HRD Centre, Dumka, Jharkhand, India Program Schedule (tentative) PDF 50 KB >> Concept Note “The more … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala & Lakshadweep

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Jharkhand (Ranchi) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Karnataka (Bangalore) Related posts … Continue reading

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Indian Language Festival “ILF Samanvay 2016 (5-7 November): Language as Public Action – New Delhi

To view the biographical notes on all the festival speakers, click here >>  Patricia Mukhim Day 1 – 5 November: “Voices to record: Khasi and Tripuri” She is currently Editor, The Shillong Times, Meghalaya’s oldest and largest circulating English language … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India: A guided tour – Archive.org

Alternative viewing options for other browsing options (zoom), click here >> for the interactive version of this Guided tour, click here >> for convenient offline browsing, download a free download pdf or ePub file of this Guided tour here >> More Search the Archive.org website for other … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Goa and two Union territories (Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu)

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Goa (Panaji) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Union Territories and Capitals … Continue reading

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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation and Renewal: The Bodding Symposium 2015 – Norway

Courtesy © 2016 Tone Bleie (by email, 21 September 2016) Tone Bleie (PhD) Professor Public Planning and Cultural Understanding Dept. of Sociology, Political Sciences and Local Planning University of Tromsø – the Arctic University N-9037 Tromsø, Norway Head International Research Group … Continue reading

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“Saving our heritage”: An insider’s article on modern education and cooperation in support of Adivasi traditions and values – West Bengal

The language and culture of India’s Adivasi tribes are at risk of erosion. Christian missionaries used to play a destructive role, but one of them actually planted the seed to save the heritage of the Santals, a tribe in eastern … Continue reading

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The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education: “Language teaching must be the collective undertaking of all teachers, teaching all subjects” – Educational Initiatives

By Anu Krishnan - Educational Specialist | To read the full article, click here >> Inclusive education faces a myriad of challenges in the present setup. If the agenda of inclusive education has gained momentum with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani community celebration: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – Tamil Nadu

Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 12 September 2016 MADURAI: The dwindling population of predators such as tigers, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs has made a negative impact on the ecology of the Western Ghats, C Appu Kani a senior leader of … Continue reading

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Village elders’ involvement has worked wonders: Adivasi kids from Nilgiris tribal hamlets now complete their basic education – Tamil Nadu

Rohan Premkumar, The New Indian Express, 11 August 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> COIMBATORE: A grassroots movement to keep Adivasi kids in school has seemingly worked wonders in over 320 tribal hamlets in Gudalur, Nilgiris. … Continue reading

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