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)

Vadu on the Old Woman’s Nose (Dhodia) – 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>

Posted in Adivasi, eBook download sites, Education and literacy, ePub, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Organizations, Resources, Rural poverty, Storytelling, Tips, Tribal elders, Western region, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on Vadu on the Old Woman’s Nose (Dhodia) – A story from Gujarat

The Dhodia community: Celebrating history and legends through songs and storytelling – Gujarat

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”</span>

Posted in Adivasi, Customs, eBook download sites, Economy and development, Education and literacy, ePub, Health and nutrition, Languages and linguistic heritage, Multi-lingual education, Music and dance, Musicology, Organizations, Regions of India, Resources, Seasons and festivals, Storytelling, Tips, Western region, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on The Dhodia community: Celebrating history and legends through songs and storytelling – Gujarat

The Old Man and the Monkeys (Gamit) – 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>

Posted in eBook download sites, Education and literacy, ePub, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Resources, Storytelling, Tips, Western region | Tagged | Comments Off on The Old Man and the Monkeys (Gamit) – A story from Gujarat

The Gamit Adivasis: A community with its own stories of origin – Gujarat



Posted in Adivasi, Crafts and visual arts, Customs, eBook download sites, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, ePub, Homes and utensils, Languages and linguistic heritage, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Resources, Seasons and festivals, Storytelling, Tips, Western region, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on The Gamit Adivasis: A community with its own stories of origin – Gujarat

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>

Posted in Adivasi, Childhood and children, Customs, eBook download sites, Education and literacy, ePub, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Organizations, Resources, Seasons and festivals, Storytelling, Tips, Tribal elders, Western region, Women | Tagged | Comments Off on The Tale of a Mouse (Chaudhari) – A story from Gujarat