Category Archives: Names and communities

Posts in this Category (“Names and communities”) carry one or several Tags, each referring to a particular “tribal” community of India.

Adivasis’ world view: A truly sustainable lifestyle – Comment

Adivasi people: proud not primitive | Read the full article >> […] Defining what’s special about India’s adivasi or indigenous people is complicated. People, mostly anthropologists and human rights defenders, who know adivasis and have worked closely with them, also tend … Continue reading

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Video | Munda songs and dances – Jharkhand

The Mundari Dance is a very common and popular dance of the Mundaris. All members of the community can participate in this dance. This dance is generally performed to celebrate the newly weds. Munda songs are often mixed with songs … Continue reading

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Tip | “How to address misconceptions on tribal customs and culture in the classroom?” – Ideas and practices worth sharing among peers and students

There’s much to learn from the positive contributions made by tribal communities on a daily basis. To start with, let’s learn from insiders and others who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that a precious heritage will continue to make … Continue reading

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eJournal | State sponsored tribal festivals: New visibility, modernization and commercialisation of indigenous culture – Odisha

DEATH RITES AND DANCE PERFORMANCE AMONG THE SAORAS OF ODISHA: A FUNERAL MARCH AT THE FESTIVAL OF INDIGENOUS CULTURES? In his article, Stefano Beggiora examines a funeral dance of the Soara [Sora] in Odisha, which traditionally is a renewal of … Continue reading

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Slideshow | “Visible Work, Invisible Women” by photographer P. Sainath

Selected for the Grand Prize for promoting civil cooperation through his writing Noted journalist P. Sainath has been selected as one of the three recipients of the Fukuoka Prize for 2021. Mr. Sainath will receive the ‘Grand Prize’ of the … Continue reading

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