Category Archives: Commentary

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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On stereotypes and “three kinds of knowledge” (universal, community and individual knowledge): Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 2: Land, Identity and Tribal Autobiographical Narratives Chaired by: Sandesha Rayappa, JNU, New Delhi Paper Presenters: Mahi S. Thavarathu (JNU, New Delhi), P. Rajitha Venugopal (JMI, New Delhi), Vasundhara Gautam (BML Manjul University, Gurgaon), Rakesh Soni (IGNTU, Amarkantak). … Continue reading

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Gond artists Jangarh Singh Shyam & Roshni Vyam: “Universal appeal and technical prowess” – Madhya Pradesh

A masterly tribute to a cult Gond artist Openthemagazine.com, Books, 09 March 2018 | Read the full review by Preema John >> Jangarh Singh Shyam: The Enchanted Forest Paintings and Drawings from the Crites Collection | Aurogeeta Das The first publication … Continue reading

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Sacred groves protected by India’s tribal communities: Fostering a sense of togetherness and harmony

 Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety of traditional practices, religious beliefs, rituals, folklore, arts and crafts, and in the daily lives of the Indian … Continue reading

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Audio | The Muskoka Summit on the Environment – Canada

Restoring our relationship with nature from lake beds to treetops Indigenous peoples have all around the world have principles and values that we can learn from, that will help us to understand what our responsibility is here. (9:33) What’s emerging … Continue reading

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