Countering the destruction of Wayanad’s well-balanced ecology: Establishing home gardens in tribal hamlets – Kerala

Wayanad is quite rich in species that are important for food security, which, over the years, have fallen into disuse due to a multitude of reasons. Wayanad is also well-known …

Reviving native ecology as to restore the wealth of the people: Cultural continuity for the twenty-first century – Kerala

Places like Kerala where there were numerous sacred groves and related culture, are ecologically disturbed now due to ill conceived developments chartered out by those who did not have any …

Ecological References in the Folksongs of the Kurichiyan Tribe of Wayanad – Kerala

Bindu RamachandranDepartment of AnthropolgyKannur University Thalassery CentreThalassery, [email protected] Learn more about the Kurichiyan community >>

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 …

The “participatory guarantee system” (PGS Organic Council): A renewed effort to sustain the lives and cultures of indigenous communities – Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Rich Forests: Making a living under the canopy […] PGS has been received enthusiastically in India and elsewhere. The PGS Organic Council was registered in Goa, India, in April 2011. Since then, …

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 …

Unveiling richness of tribal and folk culture: Festival and exhibition at the Bhandarkar’s College of Arts and Science – Karnataka

Ganesh Prabhu, The Hindu, Kundapur (Udupi District), February 17, 2015 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> The richness of tribal and folk culture of coastal …

Audio & eBook | Kota music and “signs of indigeneity” in the Nilgiri Hills – Tamil Nadu

Listen to “Konjenetre bommeyetre mānte nōṭē” and other beautiful songs of the Kota community (with detailed explanations) on Kota God Song >> Richard K. Wolf (Harvard University) and Frank Heidemann …