Category Archives: Storytelling

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?” These questions had … Continue reading

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Video | “Hermet Dipil” (On my Hip and my Head): Song 4 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

4 Hermet Dipil (On my Hip and my Head) [Starting from 13:19] Theme A young girl tells her mother: I am tired of carrying an earthen water pot on my hip and on my head, dear mother. Buy me some pots … Continue reading

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Tips | Celebrating tribal identity: Culture-specific stories – Diversity in children’s books from India

Beyond stereotypes | Read the full story >> […] It took some time for [Nagaland-based artist Canato Jimo] to realise that diversity didn’t necessarily mean something that is steeped in cultural symbolism. “I started out by doing the obvious thing … Continue reading

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Search tips | Information and video contents on tribal communities across India

Find information on any particular tribal community … with the help of video contents found on the “Safe Search” website: e.g. by typing “Adivasi video“(or any other combination of search words) in a particular Category on this website, like “Success … Continue reading

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Reviving native ecology as to restore the wealth of the people: Cultural continuity for the twenty-first century – Kerala

Places like Kerala where there were numerous sacred groves and related culture, are ecologically disturbed now due to ill conceived developments chartered out by those who did not have any knowledge or concern about nature/ecology. Modernists could not understand the … Continue reading

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