Category Archives: Games and leisure time

“Everything I knew, poetry, music, games, it was all in Santali. This school gave me a sense of community and I hope my students get to feel the same. […] When I teach my students, I try to stress that we need to remember that the central ideas about Santali culture is dance, music and poetry.” – Santal teacher Pada Murmu interviewed by Nandini Nair (OPEN Magazine, 13 January 2017)
https://openthemagazine.com/features/dispatch/santali-talking-time/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=21581

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Resources for the classroom: Learning from and about India’s tribal communities, their culture and knowledge systems

“[I]t is some of the basic values and ideology imbibed in the traditional tribal socio-cultural milieus that should have been emulated and promoted amongst the non-tribal mainstream, not, as has been going on, the other way round.” Source: ’Who Is … Continue reading

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Forest dwellers and beasts – a hunting scene in the Mahabharata (Sakuntala narrative)

And in this wood, which teemed with herds or deer and beasts of prey that stalk the forest, Duhsanta, tiger among men, with retainers, escort, and mounts wrought havoc, killing game of many kinds. Many families of tigers he laid … Continue reading

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Kanavu alternative school and commune in Wayanad – Kerala

Wayanad song © Kanavu music group founded by K.J. BabyTravel photographs of Wayanad region and Kanavu centre © Ludwig Pesch Kanavu is an alternative school/commune in Cheengode in Nadavayal village, Wayanad district, Kerala, India, set up by writer, activist and … Continue reading

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ePaper | Writing and teaching Santali in different alphabets: A success story calling for a stronger sense of self-confidence – West Bengal

Santali is one of India’s many Adivasi languages. Today, seven different alphabets are used to write in it. Some argue that this great variety does not help the community’s development. | Read the full article by Boro Baski (3,3 MB) … Continue reading

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Dronacharya Award: “A shameful chapter in India’s history” – Jharkhand

Jharkhand Human Rights Movement C/o-Mr. Suleman Odeya, Near Don Bosci ITC Gate, Khorha Toli, Kokar, Ranchi -834001. 0651-3242752 Email: jhrmindia@gmail.com Ref: JHRM/PI/2013/04 Date: 29/08/2013 To,Sri Pranab Mukherjee,President of India,Rashtrapati Bhavan,New Delhi – 110004India. Sub: Requesting for suspension of prestigious “Dronacharya … Continue reading

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