Category Archives: Anthropology

Recovering tribal culture from the misrepresentation of mainstream media: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel session 1: Tribal Identity and Resistance Narratives (28th February 2017) Chaired by: Prof. Shreya Bhattacharji, CUJ, Ranchi Paper Presenters: Violina Borah (JNU, New Delhi), Moumita Roy (Delhi University, New Delhi), Juhi R.V. Minz (JNU, New Delhi), Shabeena Kuttay (Govt. … Continue reading

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“The most beautiful dioramas illustrating tribal life”: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangrahalaya museum inspired by Mahatma Gandhi – New Delhi

[…] With a stone sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi leading a march in addition to the tribal motifs and figures adorning it, how come such a visible and accessible structure has failed to draw any visitors all these years? On any … 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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The Kurumbar community: Discoveries in South Indian history – Tamil Nadu

 References to the region go back to tribal Kurumbars in the 1st century AD – Tamil Nadu The tribe divided the region into 24 districts and built several forts. Historian Prof K V Raman says, “Places like Mylapore, Triplicane, … Continue reading

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Limbu community temples as “visible markers of the ethnic community”: Emergence of a new ethnic identity – Sikkim

To read or download the full issue, click here >> Emergence of a new ethnic identity When the kingdom of Sikkim was integrated into the Indian Union in 1975, the old order was disbanded and Sikkim became a state of the … Continue reading

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