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“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)
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Learn more about tribal cultural heritage in regions rich in archaeologic discoveries: Rock art, Mohenjo Daro & Narmada and Indus Valley civilizations

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“We were there, we are here and we will be there”: First ever All India Tribal Women Writers’ Meet (Ranchi, 7- 8 Sept 2017) – Jharkhand

Tribal societies are going through a transition phase and identity of tribals is being rediscovered through literary writings. Acclaimed writer and professor of North East Hill University, Shillong, Streamlet Dkhar, was addressing a room full of 35 women authors at … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Ancient rock art and modern graffiti: Continuity of tribal tradition since 1500 B.C. – Tamil Nadu

India has about 5,000 rock art sites, next only to Australia and South Africa, where prehistoric people have recorded life as they saw it, in paintings, engravings and carvings. Finding and decoding this artistic “perception of reality” is a challenge … Continue reading

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such […] all peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and … Continue reading

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Tip | On Adivasi survival and living in the global economy

The moment an adivasi in the remotest village plants tea or coffee, he is connected with the market in London. He has no choice. He is already living in the global economy. The issue is how to help him understand … Continue reading

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