Category Archives: Commentary

Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

“Gandhi believed that giving more importance, value and relevance to practical skills, and applying traditional knowledge to solving day-to-day problems were essential for the development of rural India.” – Bunker Roy, the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Bees and honey, Colonial policies, Commentary, Crocodile, Customs, Eco tourism, Ecology and environment, Education and literacy, Elephant, Ethnobotany, Figures, census and other statistics, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Health and nutrition, History, Hyderabad biodiversity pledge, Literature and bibliographies, Maps, Misconceptions, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Particularly vulnerable tribal group, Regions of India, Revival of traditions, Sacred grove, Success story, Tiger, Tips, Trees, Tribal identity, Worship and rituals | Comments Off on Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

Video | “Dungri latar” (At the Foothill): Song 6 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

6 Dungri latar (At the Foothill) [Starting from 1:06] ThemeA boy tells a girl:At the foothill in the stone quarry, I see you carrying stone chips on your head and become sad, Muni. For money and earthly pleasure you spoil … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood and children, Commentary, Eastern region, Health and nutrition, Modernity, Music and dance, Names and communities, Organizations, PDF printfriendly, Resources, Rural poverty, Storytelling, Video contents | Tagged | Comments Off on Video | “Dungri latar” (At the Foothill): Song 6 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

Search tips In the above search window, enter several combinations of search words, regions of India and names while including “tribal” or “tribe” in order to get a good impression of indigenous customs, education, crafts, endangered languages, or rights laid down … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Adivasi, Anthropology, Assimilation, Commentary, Community facilities, Cultural heritage, Customs, Democracy, Eco tourism, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Fashion, Figures, census and other statistics, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Globalization, Government of India, Health and nutrition, History, Languages and linguistic heritage, Media portrayal, Misconceptions, Modernity, Music and dance, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Press snippets, Revival of traditions, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Rural poverty, Seasons and festivals, Social conventions, Storytelling, Success story, Tips, Topics and issues, Tribal elders, Tribal identity, Women, Worship and rituals | Comments Off on Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

Video | “Rasi Nato” (Big Village): Song 5 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

 5 Rasi Nato (Big Village) [Starting from 16:25, continues/ends in Part 2] ThemeA group of women recall their bygone days:In our big village we girls and boys were together in pairs. But the pairs of our friendships are no more. Some … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood and children, Commentary, Customs, Eastern region, Modernity, Music and dance, Names and communities, Organizations, PDF printfriendly, Resources, Storytelling, Video contents, Women | Tagged | Comments Off on Video | “Rasi Nato” (Big Village): Song 5 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

Alternative ways of living: “Buen vivir”, the lived knowledge of ancestral indigenous nations – Andes and the Amazon basin

Mateo Martínez Abarca (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal) | Read the full paper here >> We are currently facing a crisis that threatens not only the survival of our civilisation and humans as a species, but that of life on our … Continue reading

Posted in Adverse inclusion, Anthropology, Commentary, Community facilities, Customs, Democracy, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Globalization, Modernity, Quotes, Revival of traditions, Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Comments Off on Alternative ways of living: “Buen vivir”, the lived knowledge of ancestral indigenous nations – Andes and the Amazon basin