Category Archives: Museum collections – India

It becomes necessary to privilege the oral over the written, and myth over history [and] the established institutions of managing memory stand to gain by the theoretical complexities posed by the Adivasi heritage to the current museum practices in India. I intend to demonstrate this view with reference to the Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh. – Prof. Ganesh Devy (founding member of the Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh and BHASHA Research and Publication Centre Baroda, Gujarat)

Tribal Research and Development Institute (Bhopal): A ‘nodal’ centre in support of tribal culture – Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh

Activities The Institute has carried out extensive ethnographic studies on the tribes of Madhya Pradesh and maintains a rich database in its documentation centre. Evaluation and impact assessment studies of schemes of the government related to development and empowerment of … Continue reading

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Appreciation for paintings from Maharashtra’s ‘Pinguli Chitragathi’ and Rajasthan’s ‘Mewar School’: An astonishing variety of local art

“Our country, being home to so many states and cultures, has an astonishing variety of local art. Most people, however, are not aware of it.”   Meena Verma, the founder-director of ‘Arts of the Earth’ gallery in Lado Sarai (Delhi) | … Continue reading

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India’s “Tribal Carnivals” (Adivasi carnivals): Tribal communities on display

View a video on the 2016 National Tribal Carnival held in Delhi on the website of The Times of IndiaURL: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/National-Tribal-Carnival-held-in-Delhi/videoshow/55271347.cmsDate accessed: 24 July 2018 What does a “tribal carnival” entail? Find out with the help of a PhD thesis … Continue reading

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Understanding the lifestyle, rituals and social customs of seven indigenous tribes: “India’s first live tribal museum” – Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

Tribal Museum Bhopal City Information >> As per the last news reports, India’s first live Tribal Museum has registered a marked increase in tourist footfall this year. And if data is to be analysed, the footfall of domestic and international … Continue reading

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The Banjara community: Its role in Indian history – Telangana

Banjara and Dokra: Tribal craftmanship in a state that exemplifies “India’s composite culture, pluralism and inclusiveness – Telangana Located on the uplands of Deccan plateau, Telangana is the link between the North and South of India. It is thus no … Continue reading

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