Category Archives: Literature – fiction

On the need for counselling and rehabiliting victims of human trafficking: Ranchi-based Asha Kiran “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – Jharkhand

Plenary Session 5: Human Trafficking in Tribal India: A Focus on Jharkhand Presented by: Sister Gemma Toppo, Ursuline Convent, Ranchi, Jharkhand Chaired by: Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Sister Gemma Toppo, founder-member of the Ranchi-based NGO, … Continue reading

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An appeal for linguistic diversity as a democratic right – Professor Ganesh Devy at TEDx Mumbai

Professor Ganesh Devy talks about how languages evolve. And how local Indian languages are dying, taking with them a treasure of historical knowledge and wisdom. “Why are you talking to sparrows?” [Prof. Devy narrates the reply of the Bo woman in … Continue reading

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First novel by an adivasi in Kerala – Kocharethi

SARASWATHY NAGARAJAN, The Hindu: Life & Style / Metroplus, 27 April 2011 Narayan, author of Kocharethi, the first novel by an adivasi in Kerala, and Catherine Thankamma, who translated the book into English, talk about the book and its place on the … Continue reading

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Comics “a natural step then for me to be able to better portray myself”: Creating an awareness that Indigenous people should be involved – Anishinaabe people (USA)

Elizabeth LaPensée didn’t see Indigenous people portrayed accurately in comics, so she wrote her own When she was a little girl playing video games and reading comics, Elizabeth LaPensée didn’t see herself reflected. So, she resolved to change that. LaPensée, who is Anishinaabe and … Continue reading

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“Yes we still matter”: Native people are – through their strength, resilience and creativity – forcing questions like “What kind of country do we want to be?” – A New History of Native Americans

  THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: Native America From 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Illustrated, 512 pp., 2019) More information about this book and excerpt >> About the author >>  Book review in The New York Times (20 January 2019)   … Continue reading

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