Category Archives: Museum collections – general

As far as the representation of their cultural heritage abroad, small communities have realized that this “sometimes happens in a very adverse socio-cultural and political situation.” – Report by Boro Baski on “Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century” (a conference held at the University of Copenhagen in 2018)
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Video | Celebrating local knowledge in the face of ecological destruction

The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is spearheading an interactive Museum Movement in India, to celebrate the ‘simultaneous validity’ of various valuable cultural patterns evolved over thousands of years. The Organization is working for national integration, and promotes research and … Continue reading

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Use of the body to communicate, sing and tell stories: Challenges to the imposition of an allegedly modern culture on formerly or currently colonised regions

In many formerly or currently colonised regions like South Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the American South and Native America, there has always existed a rich, vibrant tradition of oral storytelling, one that was marginalised, often violently, through an imposition of … Continue reading

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eJournal | Irish Journal of Anthropology: Special issue on Adivasi identity

TABLE OF CONTENTS GUEST EDITORIAL GENERAL EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 11 HARALD TAMBS-LYCHE COMMENT ONWILL INDIA HAVE TO LIVE WITH CASTE FOR ALL TIME TO COME? ARTICLES 14 HARALD TAMBS-LYCHEDOMINATION BY HEGEMONY, OR FORCE COUNTERED BY RESISTANCE? THE INDIAN … Continue reading

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Audio | CBC Unreserved on “Decolonizing the classroom: Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?” – Canada

Priyamvada Gopal on the rights of indigenous peoples (Adivasi in India): Colonialiality is a dynamic we need to be alert for as much in the present even within so-called independent, decolonized countries [quote from 31:30 onwards] Listen to the full … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Andaman and Nicobar Islands

“Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare Department is committed for the overall socio-economic development of scheduled tribes in the State through formulation of policies and programs duly implementing the constitutional safeguards.” – Learn more | Govt., NGOs and universities | People’s Archive of … Continue reading

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