Category Archives: Adivasi

Adivasi people have an alternative world view, which has rarely been acknowledged or recognized. Their existence was never based on accumulation or consumerism. […] All of us can learn from them. And it’s about time we started. – Mari Marcel Thekaekara (“Adivasi people: proud not primitive”, New Internationalist 15 July 2013)
Tribal groups (adivasis) in India have often been excluded, marginalized and oppressed by ‘mainstream’ society. In many ways this exclusion, marginalization and oppression is fostered by the way in which `mainstream’ society looks at the adivasis – as exotic, dangerous, or `primitive’ others. – A Nomad Called Thief: Reflections on Adivasi Silence and Voice by GN Devy (2006) published by orientblackswan.com

Shyamali Khastgir – puppet stories based on tribal values

Moral values in puppet story – Up close at art camp Tuesday , August 18 , 2009M. GANGULY Ranchi, Aug. 17: She is an art teacher-turned-social activist. She knows eminent activists of India and those of the US and Canada and … Continue reading

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Community-based initiatives in search of collaborative partnerships: Digital audiovisual archives facilitated by Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh – Gujarat

DIGITAL COMMUNITY ARCHIVES FOR VERNACULAR MUSICS: CASES FROM INDIA Aditi Deo (University of Oxford) | Read the full article here >> […] This article draws upon ethnographic research in small towns in north India with local small-scale initiatives to archive oral … Continue reading

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

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First novel by an adivasi in Kerala – Kocharethi

SARASWATHY NAGARAJAN, The Hindu: Life & Style / Metroplus, 27 April 2011 Narayan, author of Kocharethi, the first novel by an adivasi in Kerala, and Catherine Thankamma, who translated the book into English, talk about the book and its place on the … Continue reading

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From Adivasi and Scheduled Tribes to Indigenous Peoples: “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 3: The ‘Tribe’ defined in Social SciencesChaired by: Prof. Bipin Jojo, TISS, MumbaiPaper Presenters: Shreya Jessica Dhan (JNU, New Delhi), Anu Krishnan (TISS, Mumbai), Pradyumna Bag (JMI, New Delhi), Evy Mehzabeen (JNU, New Delhi).Shreya Jessica Dhan, in her paper … Continue reading

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