“Rethinking tribals”: Articles on Adivasi culture in Folio Special issue

Ever since the Portuguese travel writers and missionaries decided to describe the vast variety of ethnic and occupational groups and sects of the Indian subcontinent in terms of “caste” and …

Resilience of indigenous culture in the face of assimilatory processes and modernisation: Reflections on tribal identity in Bastar District – Chhattisgarh

Excerpts from interviews on the occasion of a major exhibition in Museum Rietberg, Zürich (Switzerland), The Telegraph, Sunday, July 22, 2012 Source: Tribal trystAddress : http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120722/jsp/graphiti/story_15755328.jsp#.VMjPr3YkJrhDate Visited: Wed Jan 28 2015 …

The Lambani: A pan-Indian tribal community of many names and “known for its colourful dress” – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Orissa & West Bengal

LAMBANIS: ORIGIN AND SOCIO CULTURAL PROFILEBy Dr. K. Ramalingareddy ORIGIN OF LAMBANIS India is a land of castes and tribes. According to an estimate there arc about 427 tribal groups …

Jaipal Singh and the adivasi (adibasi) movement of modern India: A gifted speaker from Chotanagpur – Jharkhand

The first report on minority rights, made public in late August 1947, provided for reservation for Untouchables only. Muslims were denied the right, which in the circumstances was to be …

eBook | Toda and Kota resources on archive.org: Nilgiri – Tamil Nadu

Anthropology of the Todas and Kotas of the Nilgiri Hills : and of the Bráhmans, Kammálans, Pallis, and Pariahs of Madras City (1896) Author: Thurston, Edgar, 1855-1935Subject: Toda (Indic people); …

Mundari, Oraon and Chik-Baraik dances: “Living together, keeping their dances distinct” – Jharkhand

A scholar pursuing his PhD in Ranchi University has captured the diverse beats of Jharkhand’s tribal dances in an academic study. Titled “Peculiarities of Folk Dances of Tribes in Jharkhand”, …

eBook | The vulnerability of tribal populations: Tribes of India

The vulnerability of tribal populations to exploitation by minor government officials, as well as moneylenders, landlords, and other agents of vested interests, can largely be traced to their illiteracy and …

eBook & eJournal | Learn more about tribal communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The ancient tribal communities that lived here in the Andaman Islands […] have lived and flourished here for at least 40,000 years., but the end could well be round the …

eBook | “That pride must never allow us to forget our many weakness and failings or blunt our longing to be rid of them” (Jawaharlal Nehru): Museums in the service of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace: International Museum Day (18 May)

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.98835 In his book, The Discovery of India, Nehru wrote, long before 1947, about the difficulties regarding uniting people with diverse languages, religions and cultural values. At the same time, …

Cultural invisibility – India’s 600 potentially endangered languages

Source: Interview by Adrija Roychowdhury, Indian Express 3 May 3 2020URL: https://indianexpress.com/article/research/international-mother-language-day-2018-ganesh-devy-indian-languages-5072487/Date visited: 26 May 2020 “The state of indigenous languages today mirrors the situation of indigenous peoples. In many …