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)

The Tale of a Mouse (Chaudhari) – A story from Gujarat

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”</span> Source: Adivasi Stories from Gujarat © Bhasha Research and Publication Centre Vadodara 2017 | For more details, free download link and a map presenting language regions of Gujarat, click here … Continue reading

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Lending a voice to the nation’s indigenous population: Adivaani, a trust that publishes books written by Adivasis – Jharkhand and West Bengal

Garima Mishra, Indian Express New Delhi, Sat Apr 27 2013 | Read the full article >>“Why don’t we have an Adivasi voice?”, “Why don’t we have a ‘for and by’ Adivasi publishing house?”, “Where is the authentic Adivasi narrative?” These questions had … Continue reading

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The Chaudhari Adivasis: An agricultural community known for their markets and celebrations – Gujarat

Source: Adivasi Stories from Gujarat © Bhasha Research and Publication Centre Vadodara 2017 | For more details, free download link and a map presenting language regions of Gujarat, click here >>  Tip: click the full screen button for convenient reading and searching

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Tips | Celebrating tribal identity: Culture-specific stories – Diversity in children’s books from India

Beyond stereotypes | Read the full story >> […] It took some time for [Nagaland-based artist Canato Jimo] to realise that diversity didn’t necessarily mean something that is steeped in cultural symbolism. “I started out by doing the obvious thing … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani children and teachers celebrate International Mother Language Day 2019: A celebration of life in harmony with nature – Tamil Nadu

  Report and images courtesy: S Davidson Sargunam, Nagercoil (by email) Global phenomenons such as climate change and urbanization are drawing the indigenous Kaani tribe living in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district away from their cultural roots, posing a threat to … Continue reading

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