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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)

Poet Nitisha Khalkho & short story writer Sunder Manoj Hembrom: Oraon and Santali writers’ meet during “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Plenary Session 4: TRIBAL WRITERS’ MEET Chaired by: Prof. Anand Mahanand (Dept of English, EFL, Hyderabad) & Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena (Dept of Hindi, SLLCS, JNU, New Delhi) Nitisha Khalkho, a poet from the Oraon community has written the poetry … Continue reading

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Teaching Santal children by Boro Baski

Since the inceptions of our organization we have been working towards striking a balance between our traditional way of life and modernity. The transition to a modern life should be gradual and not stressful, and allow us to keep rooted … Continue reading

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Narmada river: “The Life Line of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh” – wikimedia map

Map link: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Narmadarivermap.jpg The Narmada, also called the Rewa and previously also known as Nerbudda,[2] is a river in central India after the Godavari, and the Krishna. It is also known as “Life Line of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh” for … Continue reading

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The Banjara community: Its role in Indian history – Telangana

Banjara and Dokra: Tribal craftmanship in a state that exemplifies “India’s composite culture, pluralism and inclusiveness – Telangana Located on the uplands of Deccan plateau, Telangana is the link between the North and South of India. It is thus no … Continue reading

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Jointly creating storybooks in familiar languages for first-generation learners: Suchana, Pratham Books and StoryWeaver – West Bengal

Books take tribal kids back to school Boishakhi Dutt, The Telegraph (Calcutta), 21 June 2018 | Read the full story and view larger images here >> Calcutta: Churki Hansda remembers standing on the road instead of going to school on … Continue reading

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