Category Archives: Quotes

Santal participants at the “Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century” (October 2018) – Denmark

“Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century” organised by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on 8-10 2018. The second event (Workshop) focused on P.O. Bodding’s Santal legacy.  Prof Peter Andersen, of the Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, … Continue reading

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Forest communities: Their role throughout Indian civilization – Hastinapur (Delhi) & Bihar

 Forest dwellers in early India – myths and ecology in historical perspective – Hastinapur (Delhi) & Bihar The forest was never far away from habitation. For instance, excavations of the settlements at Atranjikhera and Hastinapur, which are not too … Continue reading

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Thulir, a modern school where alternatives to mainstream education, technologies and lifestyles are explored – Tamil Nadu

We at Thulir have been looking at alternatives to the mainstream education system, so that we may be able to cater to the needs of those children who get left out/left behind. As part of our learning at Thulir, we … Continue reading

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A craft workshop for Santal women in Purulia: Determined to overcome poverty – West Bengal

This is the first time we have ventured out of traditional art/craft, but there is a connection because the skills necessary for this craft are traditional and the primary material, familiar.  We plan to revisit these villages in a few … Continue reading

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In search of solution for India’s chronically undernourished children: Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan & Telangana

India’s ambitious ‘Zero Hunger’ program will be launched in three districts – Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra on October 16, the World Food Day. The Program will be initiated by Indian Council of Agricultural … Continue reading

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