Category Archives: Misconceptions

Discussing scholarly publications with the tribal communities concerned: “Madias are not Gonds”

From the report by Nandini Bedi and Erik de Maaker based on 14 December 2008 discussions including Lalsu, a member of the Madia community: […] The Madias, like the Baigas see the Gonds as their kings or rulers. […] When … 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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ePub | Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans

The full book by Annu Jalais is now available as free download on Academia.edu >> Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta is the setting for … Continue reading

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Cultural invisibility – India’s 196 endangered languages (Unesco Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger 2009)

The state of indigenous languages today mirrors the situation of indigenous peoples. In many parts of the world, they are on the verge of extinction. […] However, with the growing global recognition of indigenous knowledge systems, the hope that indigenous … Continue reading

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“Yes we still matter”: Native people are – through their strength, resilience and creativity – forcing questions like “What kind of country do we want to be?” – A New History of Native Americans

  THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: Native America From 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Illustrated, 512 pp., 2019) More information about this book and excerpt >> About the author >>  Book review in The New York Times (20 January 2019)   … Continue reading

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