Category Archives: Modernity

Increasingly available facilities are pushing the educated and informed tribal groups to seek (new) identity among majority in the Indian society. […] So it is very important for anthropologists and other social scientists in contemporary world to study understand and explain the status of tribal youth with respect to its participation and acceptance to the wave of development and modernization and further related changes. […] Fading importance of various social structures and institutions are few of the different dimensions of understanding among elderly sections in different tribal communities about the new aspiration of tribal youth. – Subhendu Kumar Acharya & Gautam K Kshatriya (Afro Asian Journal of Anthropology and Social Policy Volume-5, Issue-2 2014)

The Sahariya community of Bundelkhand: One of India’s 75 “Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups” earlier known as primitive tribal groups – Bihar

Meet ‘Lady Wi-Fi’ and Other Super Inspiring Women of Rajasthan’s Sahariya Tribe, TheBetterIndia.com, January 28, 2017 Women of the Sahariya tribe in Rajasthan are making a mark for themselves and, in the process, enabling access to a better livelihood for … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Glimpses from a model school run for and by Adivasi communities of the Nilgiris: Viswa Bharathi Vidyodaya Trust – Tamil Nadu

Foldscopes and the world Invisible As part of the Adivasi Maths and Science resource center activities, a workshop was held for students of grade 5 at Vidyodaya on using foldscopes to explore the invisible world. (From the left: Picture 1 shows … 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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Poet Nitisha Khalkho & short story writer Sunder Manoj Hembrom: Oraon and Santali writers’ meet during “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Plenary Session 4: TRIBAL WRITERS’ MEET Chaired by: Prof. Anand Mahanand (Dept of English, EFL, Hyderabad) & Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena (Dept of Hindi, SLLCS, JNU, New Delhi) Nitisha Khalkho, a poet from the Oraon community has written the poetry … Continue reading

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Putting an end to exploitation: The Halpati women who don’t want financial help from anybody – Gujarat

Of Spice & Spirit: 24-YO Quits Cushy Job to Double Income of Gujarat Tribe! Jovita Aranha, The Better India, 3 July 2018 Turn the pages of history, and it will narrate the plight of the Halpatis of Gujarat, one of … Continue reading

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