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The peaceful agitation by Garo and Khasi communities: Challenging displacement and resenting the use of human exhibits in the name of “biodiversity conservation” – Bangladesh

CLEARINGHOUSE FOR REVIEWING ECOTOURISM, No. 17 To read the full article, click here >> […] The following documents outline the severe ramifications of a governmental “eco-park” programme on ethnic minority groups and their forested hill habitats in Bangladesh. The controversial scheme … Continue reading

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“A mine of information” that questions earlier writings on tribals, colonial history and the effects of globalization: Book review – Jharkhand and Bihar

K. R. A. Narasiah, The Hindu, September 22, 2014 | To read the full review, click here >> A plateau accounting for half of the country’s mineral wealth comprising coal, iron-ore, copper, bauxite, chromite, dolomite, limestone, manganese and mica in erstwhile Chotanagpur … Continue reading

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Tribal culture and natural resources: The Chota Nagpur plateau of eastern India – Jharkhand

Chota Nagpur plateau is in eastern India, in Jharkhand state. The plateau is composed of Precambrian rocks (more than 540,000,000 years old). Chota Nagpur is the collective name for the Ranchi, Hazaribagh, and Kodarma plateaus, which have an area of … Continue reading

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More than a question of terminology: ‘Adivasi’, ‘Indigenous Peoples of India’, ‘Vanvasi’, ‘Vanyajati’, and the administration of constitutional privileges for ‘Scheduled Tribes’ (ST)

Adivasis are not a homogeneous group; there are over 200 distinct peoples speaking more than 100 languages, and varying greatly in ethnicity and culture. – Source: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – India | Read more >> ‘Adivasi’ – A … Continue reading

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Mundari, Oraon and Chik-Baraik dances: “Living together, keeping their dances distinct” – Jharkhand

SANTOSH K. KIRO, The Telegraph (Calcutta), September 2, 2011 Tribal dances on study beat A scholar pursuing his PhD in Ranchi University has captured the diverse beats of Jharkhand’s tribal dances in an academic study. Titled “Peculiarities of Folk Dances … Continue reading

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Dance and music – Jharkhand

TRIBAL DANCES The Adivasis of Jharkhand (Mundas, Santhals and Oraon)s are born dancers and singers. Their songs and music are joyous and depict the festive spirit that prevails whenever there is an occasion for people to get together. The indigenous … Continue reading

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Tip | Voices from the Periphery: A multidisciplinary book “reversing the gaze”: Questioning the fringes of India’s mainstream society

It is wrong and does not help the tribal cause either to reduce the image of the Indian  tribal society to that of destitute remnants, on the verge of dying out. – Georg Pfeffer (Professor Emeritus at the Free University of … Continue reading

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Gumla’s modernized Jharkhand Tribal Museum: An interactive approach to the culture, music and art of five major tribes – Jharkhand

SANTOSH K. KIRO, The Telegraph,  Jharkhand, Thursday , November 22 , 2012 […] Ranchi Jesuits are now working on a revamp of Gumla’s Jharkhand Tribal Museum, spending Rs 1 crore on a cultural corridor, a boutique store and a hall depicting evolution … Continue reading

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Lending a voice to the nation’s indigenous population: Adivaani, a trust that publishes books written by Adivasis – Jharkhand and West Bengal

Garima Mishra, Indian Express New Delhi, Sat Apr 27 2013 | Read the full article >> “Why don’t we have an Adivasi voice?”, “Why don’t we have a ‘for and by’ Adivasi publishing house?”, “Where is the authentic Adivasi narrative?” … Continue reading

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Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes) are the largest tribal population in the world – World Directory of Minorities

From “Adivasis of India” (dated 2008) | Read the full article >> Alternative names: Scheduled Tribes, various tribal names e.g. Santhals, Hos, Mundas, Oraons, Gonds, Konds, Bhils etc. […] The Adivasis (original inhabitants) is the collective name used for the many tribal … Continue reading

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Adivaani Trust: Kolkata-based publishing house for Adivasi literature – West Bengal

Call for Support: Adivaani—Publishing the Adivasi Voice Adivaani is a new publishing house from Kolkata, which describes itself as a response to the  endangered Adivasi cultural and historical heritage. For long, mainstre am publishing in India has neglected the documentation and publication … Continue reading

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Sensitive documentary about the Adivasis: “Ab Aur Waqt Nahin” (Running Out of Time) by Abhijay Karlekar – Jharkhand

Frontline, Volume 23 – Issue 13, Jul. 01-14, 2006 View more photos here >> UNTIL the 1990s, when the movement for a separate state gathered momentum, Jharkhand was not in the public mind. Carved out of southern Bihar, it came into … Continue reading

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The dance went on: Adivasi self-assertion and networking during tribal cultural festival in Ranchi – Jharkhand

Mari Marcel Thekaekara (text and photo), The New Internationalist, 13 November 2012 Watching tribal dancing live and up close is a hugely different experience from watching it on telly. For the 40-strong Gudalur adivasi group, recently invited by the Central … Continue reading

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A festival to celebrate knowledge treasure of the tribal world (8-10 Nov 2012) – Jharkhand

The three days event will organize seminar, creative writers, poets and Documentary/Feature Film makers’ meet; cultural performances, Fusion, and Fashion show. The event will showcase Painting, Book and Weaving Exhibitions, and Corporate Social Responsibilities and will rejoice delights of ethnic foods as … Continue reading

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Adivasi societies – a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups in South Asia

Adivasi (a Hindi word that literally means the original inhabitants) is a term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups believed to be the aboriginal population of India. Adivasi societies are present in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and … Continue reading

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Adivasi focused films as educational tool (Open Space Ranchi) – Jharkhand

On 20th February, two documentaries were shown amongst the students of Class IX, in Sarna Adivasi Madhya Vidyalaya in Pisca, a suburb area of Ranchi. It was a tribal area, with almost ninety percent Oraon students. When they saw ‘Kora … Continue reading

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Feudal traditions of Jhitka and Danga dances – Jharkhand

Both men and women perform the Jhitka and Danga dances. The dances celebrate different feudal traditions. They are spontaneous expressions of joy and happiness and combine elements of reality and fantasy. The costume and headgear worn by the dancers is … Continue reading

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Jitia Karam songs and dances of the Oraons – Jharkhand

Karam is the Oraons name for the Kadamb tree, which the Oraons consider very sacred. They worship the Kadamb tree as a deity. The Oraons used the Kadamb flowers and twigs as decorations. High pitched sounds and the rhythms of … Continue reading

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Barao Dance and music – Jharkhand

The richness and variety of the Barao Dance and music is remarkable. The Oraon community of the state, who are mainly concentrated in the Hazaribagh Goomla area, performs this dance. The high table land is thickly dotted with hills and … Continue reading

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Adivasis of Jharkhand- born dancers and singers

The Adivasis of Jharkhand (Mundas, Santhals and Oraon)s are born dancers and singers. Their songs and music are joyous and depict the festive spirit that prevails whenever there is an occasion for people to get together. The indigenous musical instruments … Continue reading

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Tribal culture in Jharkhand – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre

Carved out of Bihar in 2000, many treasures of the relatively new state of Jharkhand situated in the Chota Nagpur Plateau is still less known to most people. Nature wears her best clothes in this state. Many rivers like the … Continue reading

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Tribal Politics – adivasi culture, language, and religion in Encyclopedia of India

Tribal Politics The “tribal” peoples or adivasis of India, according to the 2001 census, constitute roughly 8.1 percent of the country’s population, some 83,6 million people, classified under 461 different communities. They occupy a belt stretching from the Bhil regions … Continue reading

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