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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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India’s tribal, folk and devotional music: Secular and ceremonial songs – An overview

Excerpt from Chapter XVI Music (pp. 212-242) “Tribal, Folk and Devotional Music” by NA Jairazbhoy in AL Basham (ed.). A Cultural History of India. London: Oxford University Press, 1975, pp. 234-237. TRIBAL, FOLK, AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC Classical music is the most refined … Continue reading

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Elephants – a way of life for the Korubas of South India – Karnataka

ASHOKA, ELEPHANT BOY, Age 17Excerpts from Mother India’s Children by Edward Rice Sometimes India reminds me of the ocean. It looks like one great undifferentiated mass of people, like so many identical waves. To the tourists who jump from Calcutta … Continue reading

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Ethnomedicinal plants to cure skin diseases, poison bites, wounds and rheumatism: Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in the Tirunelveli hills (Kanyakumari) – Tamil Nadu

J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14;102 (2):246-55 16054791  Rec:1 Cit:8 Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in Kouthalai of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] M Ayyanar, S Ignacimuthu Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out … Continue reading

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Education as a means of Entrepreneurial Exploration: A Multiple Case Study Approach among the Tribes of Odisha– “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 6: Education as a means of Entrepreneurial Exploration: A Multiple Case Study Approach among the Tribes of Odisha Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi BIDYUT SUMAN EKKA Tata Institute … Continue reading

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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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