Category Archives: Storytelling

Swarnalatha, an academic who runs an NGO that works for the upliftment for her Irula community (known for their snake-catching skills) insists:
“We are so much more than that. We follow a tradition rich in music, dance and love” – in an interview (“Irulas much more than a community of snake catchers”, Times of India, 23 February 2018)
Learn more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/irulas-much-more-than-a-community-of-snake-catchers/articleshow/63035204.cms

“Consistent across time and cultures is the use of the body to communicate and express—to tell stories, participate in the cycles of nature, mourn, pray, and celebrate” – Exhibition text, “Circle of Dance” (National Museum of the American Indian in New York)

“If Adivasis were to start writing their own Discovery Of India, it would be something like this: There are those who talk of India’s ‘5000 year-old culture,’ there are those who talk of its ‘timeless traditions.’ If India has a timeless tradition, it is ours.” – Gail Omvedt in “Call us adivasis, please” (ADIVASI Special issue, The Hindu, July 16, 2000)
Learn more: http://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=26645

Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on the button … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi, Archaeology, Central region, Colonial policies, Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, Eastern region, Fashion, Gandhian social movement, History, Homes and utensils, Maps, Modernity, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Northern region, Press snippets, Quotes, Regions of India, Sacred grove, Seven Sister States, Southern region, Storytelling, Tips, Tourism, Trees, Western region, Worship and rituals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Map | A virtual journey across time and space

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

Posted in Adverse inclusion, Childhood and children, Colonial policies, Community facilities, Cultural heritage, Customs, Democracy, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Endangered language, Ethnobotany, Gandhian social movement, Health and nutrition, History, Languages and linguistic heritage, Maps, Misconceptions, Modernity, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Networking, Organizations, Particularly vulnerable tribal group, Quotes, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Sacred grove, Storytelling, Success story, Tagore and rural culture, Tips, Tribal identity | Comments Off on Tip | “How to address misconceptions on tribal customs and culture in the classroom?” – Ideas and practices worth sharing among peers and students

Tip | Book on the ancient religion of the Santals: Ancestral creation narratives – Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & Arunachal Pradesh

The religion of the Santals, which we see today, represents one of the most ancient religions.  […] The Santals are one of the largest homogenous indigenous peoples group in India, numbering more than six million scattered over in the states … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi, Anthropology, Childhood and children, Commentary, Cultural heritage, Customs, De- and re-tribalisation, Eastern region, Education and literacy, Figures, census and other statistics, History, Languages and linguistic heritage, Literature and bibliographies, Modernity, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Quotes, Resources, Seven Sister States, Storytelling, Tips, Tribal culture worldwide, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on Tip | Book on the ancient religion of the Santals: Ancestral creation narratives – Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & Arunachal Pradesh

Guatemalan indigenous writing: “Inversion of the Locus of Enunciation of knowledge in Time Commences in Xibalba“– Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 9: Inversion of the Locus of Enunciation of knowledge in Time Commences in Xibalba by Luis de Lion Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi EKTA KANDHWAY Centre for European … Continue reading

Posted in Colonial policies, De- and re-tribalisation, Democracy, Literature and bibliographies, Networking, Organizations, Quotes, Revival of traditions, Storytelling, Success story, Tribal culture worldwide | Comments Off on Guatemalan indigenous writing: “Inversion of the Locus of Enunciation of knowledge in Time Commences in Xibalba“– Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Kansari (Kunkna) – A story from Gujarat

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>

Posted in Childhood and children, eBook download sites, Education and literacy, ePub, Languages and linguistic heritage, Multi-lingual education, Names and communities, Organizations, Resources, Storytelling, Tips, Western region, Women, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on Kansari (Kunkna) – A story from Gujarat