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Bhagoriya Dance: Bhil celebrations that link prospective brides with bridegrooms – Madhya Pradesh

Bhagoriya is a well known dance of the Bhils, a large tribe of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh. The dance is associated with a festival known as `bhagoria’ and a fair called bhagoriya haat. The tribal unwed boys and girls … Continue reading

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eLearning | Native Roots, Greener Futures: Walking the Kálhaculture Way (free course)

Now live! Native Roots, Greener Futures: Walking the Kálhaculture Way. Our course is free for teens, their families and educators. Learn about climate change, indigenous wisdom and how to become an activist scholar in your community. If you are a parent or … Continue reading

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Tip | Find the names of tribal communities in any part of India: Lists of Scheduled Tribes in India

State/Union Territory-wise list of Scheduled Tribes in India: Ministry of Tribal Affairs Alternative access: WayBackMachine / Internet Archive Wikipedia: List of Scheduled Tribes in India

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Celebrating nature with the Digaru Mishmi community: The Tamladu festival (February) – Arunachal Pradesh

[…] The Digaru Mishmis are one of the ancient tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. […] Tamladu Festival is prayer that is offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water. The tribal people believe in nature worship and according … Continue reading

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ePub | What is the Forest Rights Act about? Who is a forest dweller under this law, and who gets rights?

The passage of the Scheduled Tribes and other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act (2006), recognizing both the individual and community rights over forest and forest resources is an attempt to redress the “historical injustice” meted out to [200 … Continue reading

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