Reflecting the interrelated ideas of cultures, civilizations and heritage: “Indian Cultures As Heritage — Contemporary Pasts”

In her new collection of essays, historian Romila Thapar casts a clear eye on India’s contentious past and political present Indian Cultures As Heritage— Contemporary Pasts: By Romila Thapar, Aleph …

“Democracy and caste system can’t go hand in hand”: Paying attention to the enforcement of India’s 1989 act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against members of SCs and STs (Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes)

Hardly anyone seems to have paid attention to India’s dismal showing at the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodical review when the latter alleged that India is “all words, no …

Heralding social and economic actions: Hunting and food gathering in Durwa culture – Bastar

Within the world of food collection […] Hunts such as these, all of them taking place in the months preceding the monsoon and involving only men, made me first realize that …

Learn more about tribal communities in the “Seven Sister States”: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura

The need to think about the education of Adivasi Children: Azim Premji University – Karnataka

Read the full post here | View all posts by vsanthakumar >> The central and state governments in India, and organizations such as Azim Premji Foundation are committed to the …

Video, audio, photo content & stories | “Cover Your Country” by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives

Nayak, 75 years old, is from the Lambadi community, and his animals – like those of many cattle breeders here – are Thurupu cattle. The Lambadi (a Scheduled Tribe), the …

Tribal culture a living example of the Gandhian concept of trusteeship – Human Ecology by Lachman Khubchandani

Source: Lachman Khubchandani in Indigenous Peoples: Responding to Human Ecology (pp. 14-15) Indigenous Peoples: Responding to Human EcologyAuthor : Lachman KhubchandaniLanguage : EnglishPublisher : Bhasha Centre and CIIL, 2009Price : Rs …

eBook | There you go! – Survival’s cartoon book

There you go! – Survival’s cartoon book – takes a satirical swipe at the ‘development’ of tribal peoples. With beautiful illustrations and wry humour, Oren Ginzburg tells the story of …