Category Archives: Revival of traditions

Finding one’s life partner as member of the Raj Gond or Kolam community: The Dandari-Ghusadi dance festival ending on Diwali – Telangana

The Hindu, Adilabad, October 29, 2016 | To view the photo in larger size and read the full article, click here >> The Dandari-Ghusadi dance festival, which ends on Diwali, is an opportunity for the eligible bachelors to find their life partners and … Continue reading

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“Our children are healthier”: Preventing raditional knowledge from getting lost – Odisha

Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food thebetterindia.com, Women’s Feature Service June 15, 2017 | To read the full story, click here >> India’s tribals often possess traditional knowledge that gets lost because of the … Continue reading

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”No one wants the forest to disappear”: Dr. Felix Padel on peace, justice, the Forest Rights Act and music

Bittu Sahgal, sanctuaryasia.com Felix Padel is a London-born anthropologist-activist. Among other things, he was Professor, School of Rural Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur, during 2012-2014. A great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, he studied classical Latin, Greek, … Continue reading

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A martial arts festival that keep a tradition alive and profitable for practitioners: Tournaments conducted by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association – Meghalaya

In hilly Shillong, dream-interpreting locals and tribal archers combine to practise ‘Teer’ gambling Arka Bhattacharya, scroll.in, Feb 10, 2017  | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The capital of Meghalaya likes to bet big and … Continue reading

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“What if kings and kingdoms existed today?”: Matrilineal kingship among the Mannan tribal community of Idukki – Kerala

Basil Poulose, The Better India, 13 April 2017 | To view a series of photos and read the full article, click here >> Stories of kings, palaces and chariots from history books always manage capture our imagination. What if kings and kingdoms existed … Continue reading

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