Category Archives: Anthropology

“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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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 | Recommended by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (Government of India)

Video Gallery Source: Video Gallery | National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Address: http://www.ncst.gov.in/video-gallery/9 Date Visited: Mon Apr 10 2017 12:46:04 GMT+0200 (CEST) Who are Scheduled Tribes? The framers of the Constitution took note of the fact that certain communities in … Continue reading

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South India’s largest collection of forestry artefacts: The Gass Forest Museum in Coimbatore – Tamil Nadu

Esther Elias, The Hindu, Coimbatore, July 9, 2012 | To read the full story and view more images, click here >> The Gass Forest Museum located within the 100-year-old TNFA has many stories to tell. It hosts South India’s largest … Continue reading

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Map | Provisions for particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG): India’s Constitution guarantees justice “in tune with the customary law” of Scheduled Tribes

There are over 500 tribes (with many overlapping communities in more than one State) as notified under article 342 of the Constitution of India, spread over different States and Union Territories of the country, the largest number of tribal communities … Continue reading

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