Category Archives: Tribal culture worldwide

Initiatives by indigenous peoples worldwide, in tune with a long-standing goal reaffirmed by United Nations on its annual Human Rights Day (10 December): “We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.” – www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday

Indian Folklife & Indian Folklore Research Journal – India’s National Folklore Support Centre

Indian Folklife publishes original and unpublished research papers, and announcements in the discipline of Folklore. Indian Folklife is published quarterly by India’s National Folklore Support Centre. Request for online/manuscript submissions should be addressed to M.D.Muthukumaraswamy, Editor, Indian Folklife, C/O National … Continue reading

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Tip | Book on the ancient religion of the Santals: Ancestral creation narratives – Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & Arunachal Pradesh

The religion of the Santals, which we see today, represents one of the most ancient religions.  […] The Santals are one of the largest homogenous indigenous peoples group in India, numbering more than six million scattered over in the states … Continue reading

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Understanding the economic context and ecological challenges faced by India’s tribal communities – Down To Earth

Sunita Narain, Down To Earth Dec 15, 2013 | From the print edition | Read the full article here >> In the past 10 years, India’s environmental movement has had a rebirth. It was first born in the 1970s, when the industrialised world was seeing … Continue reading

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Tribe vs Adivasi: A collective Identity – Dictionary definition vs. traditional India’s socio-religious and economic distinctions (jana, jati)

The concept tribe has evolved from the Middle English term ‘tribuz’ meaning the three divisions into which the early Romans are grouped. For the Romans, the tribe is a political division. But for others it is equated with geographical divisions. … Continue reading

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Guatemalan indigenous writing: “Inversion of the Locus of Enunciation of knowledge in Time Commences in Xibalba“– Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 9: Inversion of the Locus of Enunciation of knowledge in Time Commences in Xibalba by Luis de Lion Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi EKTA KANDHWAY Centre for European … Continue reading

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