Tag Archives: Muria

Evidence suggesting a Gondi-Harappan link (Indus Valley civilisation, 2500 B.C.–1750 BC): Pictographs deciphered with the help of a proto Dravidian tribal language – Karnataka

S. Harpal Singh, The Hindu, Telangana, December 16, 2014  | To enlarge the image and read the full article, click here >> “On the goddess Kotamma temple woollen market way there is a rocky roof shelter for shepherds and sheep to … Continue reading

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“Woodsmoke and Leafcups”: A book that opens up the full joy of tribal life without romanticisation – Bastar

Woodsmoke and Leafcups; Madhu Ramnath, Harper Litmus, Rs.399. Felix Padel, The Hindu, March 12, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The full joy of tribal life opens up in these pages. As do the painful struggles under … Continue reading

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The Tribal Research & Development Institute Bhopal / List of scheduled tribes by the Commissioner of Tribal Development – Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has the largest Tribal population of all the states. […] Due to the varied socio-cultural and geographical environment and its parameters, the diverse tribal world of Madhya Pradesh not only has been largely cut-off from the mainstream of … Continue reading

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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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“The artless beauty of tribal life and times” (Bastar): Interview with photographer Manoj Kumar Jain – Chhattisgarh

By Sunil Gupta, The Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk), 1 February 2010 Photograph: Muria Tribal Boys at the Benur Village weekly market by Manoj Kumar Jain, 2002 Artist and curator Sunil Gupta has distilled the history of photography in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh into … Continue reading

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