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Selected writings by anthropologist Verrier Elwin (1902-64)

“Is it eccentric to live in beautiful scenery in the hills among some of the most charming people in the country, even though they may be ignorant and poor?” – Verrier Elwin (quoted on this book’s cover) The Oxford India … Continue reading

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Tribal education in the a heavily forested areas of Bastar: The traditional ‘school’ was in the ghotul – Chhattisgarh

Folklore Foundation , Lokaratna, Volume IV 2011 | To read the full paper with figures, click here >> Mrs Uma Ram, Professor & Head Department of English Government Kakatiya PG College, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhattisgarh Bastar, a part of Dandakaranya inancient time, is … Continue reading

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Tip | Search articles on tribal history, politics and literature on Ramachandra Guha’s website

Type “adivasi”, “tribal”, a place name or any other word pertaining to the history of India’s indigenous peoples in the the Quick Search on Ramachandra Guha’s website >> Recommended name search: “Mahasweta Devi”, “Verrier Elwin” Read his commentary “The continuing tragedy of the adivasis” … Continue reading

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