Category Archives: Government of India

Giving ‘voice’ to Adivasi communities in India and inspiring projects in other states: Bhasha Research and Publication Centre – Gujarat

Bhasha Research and Publication Centre was founded in 1996 with the purpose of giving ‘voice’ to Adivasi communities in India. The Adivasi Academy is founded by Bhasha at Tejgadh in Chhotaudepur district of Gujarat as an institute to combine the … Continue reading

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Award winning stories and other success stories: Education that reconnects children with their indigenous culture and traditions

“I will continue to contribute towards tribal literature by writing on socio-economic issues aimed at empowerment of tribal women along with informative and entertaining stories for children. […] Regarding her upcoming book, she said the focus would be on the importance … Continue reading

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Video | Interview with anthropologist Cristoph von Fürer-Haimendorf on the rapid transition into modernity by a previously untouched tribe: “Apatanis developed fast, not overrun by outsiders” – Assam

Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf Related posts “A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their … Continue reading

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India’s first community getting its forest rights recognised: living in the core area of a tiger reserve – Karnataka

Amoolya Rajappa, 5 October 2018 The Soligas created history by becoming the first tribal community living in the core area of a tiger reserve in India to get their forest rights recognised. | Read the full report and view more … Continue reading

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Adivasi women in favour of eco-tourism – Andhra Pradesh

For recent reports on “tribal women tourism”, “Adivasi eco tourism”, “tribal heritage tour” and similar topics, use the search field seen below: Google custom search – Indian press coverage of tribal culture and education The Hindu, 26 October 2017 The … Continue reading

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