Category Archives: Success story

A school that successfully incorporates “the forests and the Adivasi way of life”: Vidyodaya at Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

The forest in Shanthi Teacher’s classroom Priti David, Ruralindiaonline.org May 23, 2018 | To read the full story or view a slideshow, click here >> The forest enters the classroom at Vidyodaya School, Gudalur, when ‘Shanthi Teacher’ starts the mathematics … Continue reading

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Tip | How to address misconceptions on tribal customs and culture in the classroom?

Tribals do not exploit other people’s labour for the sake of their own avarice, nor do they destroy nature to build monuments to the human ego. – Ivy Hansdak in her Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming … Continue reading

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Giving Irula healing practices a place in modern medicine: A new source of livelihood for “one among the six oldest Adivasi tribes” – Puducherry & Tamil Nadu

The term Irula means being capable of finding one’s path in dark forests, according to an Irula myth | Read the full report in the Times of India here >> Born in nature’s lap, Irulas share a symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth. They … Continue reading

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Video | World of Warli by Tamarind Tree – Maharashtra

 The video is a part of oral history project of Tamarind Tree, a grass root organisation based in Dahanu, Maharashtra, India. The video is a glimpse of the ecologically sound and meaningful lifestyle of Warli Tribe, known for its … Continue reading

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Factors for a better life: An analysis of rural poverty and improvements for tribal communities – Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra & Mizoram

It is possible to have a better life for Scheduled Tribes in India! Read the full post by Prof. V. Santhakumar  >> […] The relative backwardness of scheduled tribes may not disappear through the overall development of a state and that … Continue reading

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