Category Archives: Assimilation

Adivasis or indigenous people in India also feel the claustrophobic confines of their identity which has been imposed on them by others, be it the colonial administrator, the colonial anthropologist, the missionary or the neo-liberal, neo-imperialist forces that rule global economy today. […] Quoting GN Devy’s seminal anthology of tribal literature, Painted Words:
“In contemporary practice, the tribal memory is greatly undermined. There is general insistence that tribal children attend schools where non-tribal children attend schools, that they use medicines manufactured for others and that they adopt common agricultural practices. All because the world has very little time to listen patiently to the tribals, with their immense knowledge and creativity.” – Dr. Ivy Hansdak in
“Is tribal identity relevant in today’s world?”
Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (New Delhi, 27 February 2017)
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For the sake of national integrity, social solidarity, communal harmony and humanism: Promoting India’s tribal and folk artists in pursuit of excellence

India is marked by its rich traditional heritage of Tribal/Folk Arts and Culture | Read the full report here >> Since the days of remote past, the diversified art & cultural forms generated by the tribal and rural people of … Continue reading

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Audio | CBC Unreserved on “Decolonizing the classroom: Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?” – Canada

Priyamvada Gopal on the rights of indigenous peoples (Adivasi in India): Colonialiality is a dynamic we need to be alert for as much in the present even within so-called independent, decolonized countries [quote from 31:30 onwards] Listen to the full … Continue reading

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Folk Adaptations of Tagore and Shakespeare & eurocentrism: “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 26: Folk Adaptations of Tagore and Shakespeare: Reconceptualizing Canons as a Transition from the Periphery to the Centre Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi RISHAV CHATTERJEE Department of Comparative … Continue reading

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Research on tribal communities, their customs, languages and rights facilitated by Indian universities: PhD theses published on Shodhganga (public access)

To find specific information, combine “shodhganga” with search word combinations of special interest in the above search window: e.g. “shodhganga ethnobotany adivasi”, “shodhganga tribal marriage custom”, “shodhganga tribal schools”, “shodhganga Kondh”, “shodhganga bastar village”, “shodhganga tribal Maharashtra”, “shodhganga tribal music”, … Continue reading

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“A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their own genius”

The Tribal Culture of IndiaBy Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi, Binay Kumar Rai A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture – Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of free India Source: The Tribal Culture of India – Lalita Prasad … Continue reading

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