Category Archives: Literature and bibliographies

Western epistemology has considered oral societies as being devoid of histories, while they do appropriate these histories in different ways. The binaries on which these studies are premised are unfair – such as those of oral/written, civilized/ uncivilized, subjective/ objective. They consider documentation as authentic and deride the authenticity of oral cultures. They are unmindful of the fact that the documentation is also not free from subjective ideological interventions. […] Therefore, it is necessary for tribal studies to counter the epistemologies from outside and develop an epistemology with a perspective from within. – Bipin Jojo in the context of “Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II” 2017)

North-Eastern Areas – Scheduled Districts Act of 1874, political and constitutional changes

Over six years after its signing, the Bodoland Accord is yet to usher in substantive changes on the ground. M.S. PRABHAKARA in Guwahati […] The Sixth Schedule, extensively amended since the adoption of the Constitution, along with the Fifth Schedule … Continue reading

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Contribution of Tribal Society to Modern Medicine – “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 4: Contribution of Tribal Society to Modern Medicine Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi  ARUN KUMAR ORAON Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi KEYWORDS: TRIBE, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, AYURVEDA, … Continue reading

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Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

“Gandhi believed that giving more importance, value and relevance to practical skills, and applying traditional knowledge to solving day-to-day problems were essential for the development of rural India.” – Bunker Roy, the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes … Continue reading

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“Native science” in food systems: a wide range of tribal processes of perceiving, thinking, acting, and ‘coming to know’’

Read the full paper by Sam Grey & Raj Patel along with References here >> […] An intimate, long-term relationship with traditional territories also gives rise to Indigenous systems of governance, social organization, and science. Philosopher Gregory Cajete refers to … Continue reading

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ePub | Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans

The full book by Annu Jalais is now available as free download on Academia.edu >> FOREST OF TIGERS: PEOPLE, POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE SUNDARBANSAnnu Jalais, Routledge India, 2009 Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove … Continue reading

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