Category Archives: Childhood and children

Video | “Dhuri Daka” (Rice made of Dust): Song 7 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

7 Dhuri Daka (Rice made of Dust) [Starting from 5:46] ThemeA boy tells a girl:Oh Muni, you may have forgotten the days when we played together under the banyan tree. Playfully we cooked dust as if it were rice and tree-leaves … Continue reading

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Appropriate education for Adivasi children – the Vidyodaya School model at Gudalur

How the education work began – an introduction Kadichankolli, 1991 – The first ‘school’ begins in this village. The teacher, Raji, is from the village. The medium of instruction is `Bettakurumba’.  One would wonder what the significance of this is. … Continue reading

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Understanding the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of tourism on local communities – Equitable Tourism

Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS) is a research, campaign and advocacy organisation. We study the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of tourism on local communities. We believe that tourism should be non-exploitative, equitable and sustainable. A question that has been central … Continue reading

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The Status of Tribal Children in India: A historical perspective – UNICEF Working Paper Series Children of India

Brief excerpts from the IHD – UNICEF Working Paper Series, Children of India: Rights and Opportunities. Read the full report (PDF) >>By Virginius Xerox, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University 2. Status of Tribal Children On the eve of Independence, a large … Continue reading

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An appeal for linguistic diversity as a democratic right – Professor Ganesh Devy at TEDx Mumbai

Professor Ganesh Devy talks about how languages evolve. And how local Indian languages are dying, taking with them a treasure of historical knowledge and wisdom. “Why are you talking to sparrows?” [Prof. Devy narrates the reply of the Bo woman in … Continue reading

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