Category Archives: Worship and rituals

“No matter which community we belong to, we will follow our beliefs, customs, deities, rituals, culture, in our own way.” – Satyanarayan Singh, Tribal activist from Bihar
“Whether it is Koya Punem, Adi, Sarna, or any other, they all believe in aboriginal philosophy.” –  Aakash Poyam, Researcher and founder editor of Adivasi Resurgence
Quoted by Santoshi Markam in TheWire.in (2 April 2019)
https://thewire.in/author/santoshi-markam

Video | Ancestors, social values and clan practices: Cultural identity transmitted through the weaves of the North-East – Seven Sister States

Folklore, myths and handloom Hidden within the colour, weave and design of tribal textiles are many legends If you were to look beyond the visible landscape of a weave, you would find myriad stories hidden in the colours and designs—tales … Continue reading

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South Asia’s largest biennial gathering of Tribals: Conferring sacredness upon their ancestors during the Sammakka Saralamma Jatara – Telangana

The Day of the GoddessesOpen Magazine, 09 February 2018 | Read the fully story by V Shoba and view more photos by Harsha Vadlamani >> ARRIVING IN DUSTY, sun-scorched Medaram in Telangana at the end of a six- hour ride on a special state … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Odisha (Orissa)

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The Shared Ramayana Tradition in Assam – “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 3: The Shared Ramayana Tradition in Assam Across Man-made Boundaries of Tribe, Caste and Community Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi ARCHANA BARUADepartment of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute … Continue reading

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Rabindranath Tagore – pioneer in rural education

A most important truth, which we are apt to forget, is that a teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. – Rabindranath … Continue reading

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