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We met adivasis who had been persecuted by the Naxalites, and other adivasis who had been tormented by the Salwa Judum vigilantes [i.e. “a strange, not to say bizarre, example …

Time for an apology to the world’s Indigenous peoples: Residential schools, exploitation of natural resources and ill treatment in the name of “progress”

One of many broken agreements was that children were to be educated “whenever the Indians of the reserve shall desire it” in schools on the reserves. But rather than instruction …

Reduce the trust deficit between the administration and the tribals in India’s “rurban” country: Former Minister for Rural Development

Source: “Cities and Migration”, UN-HabitatURL: https://unhabitat.org/gccm-cities-and-migrationDate Visited: 22 August 2023 Most Indian cities—of which 59 have populations of over a million people—lack adequate housing, sanitation, clean water, health care, education, …

Indigenous knowledge views invasive species as an opportunity: “Every plant and animal is useful to us” – Canada

Read the full story and view more images  >> Source: ‘Every plant and animal is useful to us’: Indigenous professor re-thinking how we deal with invasive speciesURL: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/every-plant-and-animal-is-useful-to-us-indigenous-professor-re-thinking-how-we-deal-with-invasive-species-1.4605344Accessed: 22 April 2018 MORE …

UNESCO World Heritage tag and the need for maintaining a “plant corridor” to save the original species and vegetation of Western Ghats from destruction

Source: Raviprasad Kamila in “Support Unesco tag to save Western Ghats (The Hindu, 11 August 2012)Address : https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/article3753612.eceDate Visited: 11 October 2020

A holistic view of the world of adivasis under the British: Understanding the encroaching colonial ideals and intentions in the name of development and civilization

Adivasis in Colonial India – Survival, Resistance and Negotiation by Biswamoy Pati (Orient BlackSwan, 2011) How do we define ‘adivasis’? A post-modernist approach will situate them as ‘colonial constructs’. However, as …

Tip | Get inspired by the “success stories” of tribal education in India and beyond

Networking, respect for the culture nurtured by local communities and knowing the aspirations of modern tribal youth – these factors help rural children realize their full potential. In recent time, modernity has triggered tribal consciousness empathetically. Increasingly …

New light on hunter-gatherers in Narmada Valley, Indus Valley Civilisation and modern India’s cultural and linguistic diversity: Anthropological Museum Kolkata – West Bengal

A new museum in Kolkata tells the tale of how modern humans in the Indian subcontinent evolved from ancestors who arrived about 12.3 million years ago from Africa, during the …

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

Most tribes do, however, have more or less secular songs, such as greeting songs, lullabies, love and courtship songs, ballads, and humorous songs. On the occasion of certain festivals and …

ePaper & Audio | The Western Ghats are no ordinary ecosystem: They constitute the water tower of peninsular India

Source: Madhav Gadgil and Ligia Noronha, The Hindu, 2 May 2013Date Visited: 12 December 2022 It is certain that Gadgil committee report will find it’s way to the dustbin. The …