Category Archives: Multi-lingual education

The educational difficulties faced by tribals have been addressed through bilingual or multilingual programmes that start with education in the child’s mother tongue, then transit to the regional or state language, and finally progress to the study of English. This three-language formula, however, remains in an experimental stage, and its practice is limited to isolated pilot projects. […] There are 418 different tribes in India, with even more languages and dialects. Each group is also associated with a specific region through language, food habits, occupational characteristics and geography. To accommodate these diverse and culturally distinct communities with a single educational policy is a mammoth task, verging on the impossible. – Dr. Boro Baski (“Long-term success of non-formal Adivasi school in West Bengal” in: Development and Cooperation 7-8/2009)

Keyboards and messaging applications for the Gunjala Gondi script, “the most written official languages of India if Gondwana existed in one piece”

Swathi Vadlamudi, The Hindu, Hyderabad | Read the full story here >> Gunjala Gondi script, which could have easily been among the most written official languages of India if Gondwana existed in one piece, now has a calendar in its … Continue reading

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The Kunkna: A community with a rich musical heritage and popular for its “Thakrya” dance – Gujarat

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ePub | Free catalogue: Banam: One of the ancient musical instruments of the Santals – West Bengal

This bilingual catalogue in English and Santali documents the “Banam” music instrument making workshop hosted by the Museum of Santal Culture, Bishnubati village (Birbhum District, West Bengal, India) from September to November 2018. English text by Dr. Boro Baski assisted … Continue reading

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In honour of the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures, their ways of relating to people and the environment: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019 celebrated in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrated by Kaani indigenous people Nagercoil The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated by Kaani indigenous people at Mookaraikal Tribal settlement in Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats. Addressing the tribal … Continue reading

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Vadu on the Old Woman’s Nose (Dhodia) – A story from Gujarat

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