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Residential schools: Government plans for preserving art and culture in regions with tribals majority – Budget speech 2018

The name of legendary tribal archer Ekalavya will soon become synonymous with residential schools in each block of the country where tribals constitute a majority of the population. This was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech … Continue reading

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Video | Music instruments, dancing puppets and scroll paintings: Santal cultural traditions revitalized – Jharkhand & West Bengal

 Chaador Bandhni, the puppetry art of Santhali Tribe is a variety of table puppet theatre prevailing among the Adivasis of Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand. – Documentary film by Manas Basu (Duration: 28 min.) | Learn more >> The exhibition … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the brain’s astonishing capacity to decode information – Ancient “whistled languages” used by indigenous communities in India, China, Turkey & Spain

 In The Whistling Village of Meghalaya, Every Child Has a ‘Unique Lullaby ID’! For generations, the residents of Meghalaya’s Kongthong village have communicated with each other using a unique form of whistled identity instead of names! by Sanchari Pal February 1, 2018 … Continue reading

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Working for endangered languages, serving denotified and nomadic Communities: Ganesh Devy (Padma Shri 2014 awardee)

A Nomad Called Thief: Reflections on Adivasi Silence and Voice by GN Devy A collection of essays on Adivasis. Tribal groups (adivasis) in India have often been excluded, marginalized and oppressed by `mainstream’ society. In many ways this exclusion, marginalization and … Continue reading

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Sacred groves: Traditional practice and modern ecology

Sacred groves are maintained by many tribal communities across India, including Santals or those inhabiting the Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu. Several ancestral forests, sacred streams and mountains – like those in the adjoining Wayanad region of Kerala and other … Continue reading

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