Category Archives: History

Santal participants at the “Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century” (October 2018) – Denmark

“Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century” organised by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on 8-10 2018. The second event (Workshop) focused on P.O. Bodding’s Santal legacy.  Prof Peter Andersen, of the Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, … Continue reading

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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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Gond artists Jangarh Singh Shyam & Roshni Vyam: “Universal appeal and technical prowess” – Madhya Pradesh

A masterly tribute to a cult Gond artist Openthemagazine.com, Books, 09 March 2018 | Read the full review by Preema John >> Jangarh Singh Shyam: The Enchanted Forest Paintings and Drawings from the Crites Collection | Aurogeeta Das The first publication … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Systems, Values and Traditions: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel session 6: Tribal Knowledge Systems, Values and Traditions Chaired by: Mridula Rashmi Kindo, Dept of English, IGNOU, New Delhi Paper Presenters: Arun Kumar Oraon (JNU, New Delhi), Sandesha Rayapa-Garbiyal (JNU, New Delhi), Teresa Tudu (BHU, Varanasi), Shimi Moni Doley … 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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