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Tribal Politics – adivasi culture, language, and religion in Encyclopedia of India

Tribal Politics The “tribal” peoples or adivasis of India, according to the 2001 census, constitute roughly 8.1 percent of the country’s population, some 83,6 million people, classified under 461 different communities. They occupy a belt stretching from the Bhil regions … Continue reading

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An appeal for linguistic diversity as a democratic right – Professor Ganesh Devy at TEDx Mumbai

Professor Ganesh Devy talks about how languages evolve. And how local Indian languages are dying, taking with them a treasure of historical knowledge and wisdom. “Why are you talking to sparrows?” [Prof. Devy narrates the reply of the Bo woman in … Continue reading

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A tribe whose presence was confirmed in the islands to 2,000 years ago: The Sentinelese – North Sentinel Island (Andamans)

Is This Andaman Tribe in a Tourist Zoo? Time to Wake up and End This ‘Safari’! The Jarawa have been occupying the Andaman rainforests for years Rayomand Engineer, The Better India 30 March 2018 | Read the full article here … Continue reading

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Articles on Adivasi culture in Folio Special issue

Download all articles as a single file (PDF, 969 KB) >> Articles and authors Rethinking tribals by GN Devy Call us adivasis, please by Gail Omvedt A society in transition by Suresh Sharma To be governed or to self-govern by … Continue reading

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Children’s book by Zai Whitaker: “Andamans Boy” – Andaman

Andamans Boy (English) Author : Zai Whitaker Illustrator : Ashok Rajagopalan Running away from unkind relatives, Arif journeys alone all the way from Mumbai to the Andamans… where he encounters the misunderstood Jarawa tribals, threatened with ‘development’. A story rich with … Continue reading

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