Category Archives: Customs

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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Tip | Check recent updates on improved living conditions for India’s indigenous communities: World Water Day held annually on 22 March – United Nations

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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Wild food festivals & Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN): The world’s most important food movement

Enjoy A Feast in The Forest In Maharashtra Sanjiv Valsan, Outlook Traveller | March 7, 2018 | Read the full story and vew more images >> A few summers ago, I visited Vanvadi forest for the first time. I had just … 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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Tip | Tribal collections in India’s ethnographic museums

Tip: Click the button on the left top to select the layer labelled Ethnographic Museums; then scroll to find the Ethnographic museum in a region of special interest, and click on its rhombus-shaped (purple) placeholder for more information (including a link … Continue reading

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