Category Archives: Photos and slideshows

Combining traditional biodiversity knowledge with “livelihood enhancement”: The SBI Life Adivasi youth skill development programme for Wayanad – Kerala

E.M. Manoj, The Hindu, Kalpetta, November 28, 2015  | To read the full article, click here >> The SBI Life Adivasi youth skill development programme, a project being implemented jointly by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) here and SBI Life Insurance Company, Kerala, … Continue reading

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“Learning to love the city in Northeast India” – IIAS Newsletter

The Newsletter 77 Summer 2017 Learning to love the city in Northeast India The rapid urbanization of India’s Northeast frontier1 is one of the most crucial transformations the area has witnessed, yet it remains relatively understudied. In just a few decades … Continue reading

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Tribal voices worth listening to: On culture, land rights, employment, education and indigenous languages – Andaman, Kerala & Odisha

Unless we affirm our culture and right and language, we won’t live. Our colour is good, our language is good, our art is good, our way of living is good. If we can respect your religion and your practices, why … Continue reading

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Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia (Exhibition Catalogue 2017) – UK

Cambridge: MAA & Kolkata: Adivaani/One of Us. Exhibition Catalogue: 136pp; Full Colour; ISBN 978-0-947595-24-1 Written by Mark Elliott, Senior Curator (Anthropology), Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge; Foreward by Nicholas Thomas; Afterward by Ruby Hembrom >> Over one hundred artefacts, paintings … Continue reading

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Video | Reviving the Huka Banam: Fiddle of choice for the Santal communities – West Bengal

To download the full report, click here >> The Banam of the Santals is a primitive folk fiddle which accompanies many Santal dances. The Banam comes in various shapes and forms – Dhodro, Huka, Kendri and more recently, Phentor. While the Dhodro Banam is prevalent in … Continue reading

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