Category Archives: Misconceptions

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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First novel by an adivasi in Kerala – Kocharethi

SARASWATHY NAGARAJAN, The Hindu: Life & Style / Metroplus, 27 April 2011 Narayan, author of Kocharethi, the first novel by an adivasi in Kerala, and Catherine Thankamma, who translated the book into English, talk about the book and its place on the … 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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Video | Interview with anthropologist Cristoph von Fürer-Haimendorf on the rapid transition into modernity by a previously untouched tribe: “Apatanis developed fast, not overrun by outsiders” – Assam

Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf Related posts “A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their … Continue reading

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Report on “Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century”: Workshop at the University of Copenhagen (October 2018) – Denmark

Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21stCentury 8th– 11thOctober 2018, University of Copenhagen By Boro Baski The workshop addressed various issues related to promoting and preserving the knowledge of cultural heritage, particularly of the marginalized and the Adivasi communities. … Continue reading

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