Category Archives: Tribal identity

While benefiting from affirmative action in some cases, Adivasis or indigenous people in India also feel the claustrophobic confines of their identity which has been imposed on them by others, be it the colonial administrator, the colonial anthropologist, the missionary or the neo-liberal, neo-imperialist forces that rule global economy today. – Dr. Ivy Hansdak (Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II” 2017)

International Mother Language Day, celebrated every year on 21 February – Unesco

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible as a reminder that linguistic diversity … Continue reading

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An open education model for collaborative rural students: The Tamarind Tree School – Maharashtra

A school in India defies the traditional education model Michelle Chawla Feed, opensource.com, 5 January 2018 The Tamarind Tree School uses an open education model to offer collaborative, innovative learning solutions to rural students. | Read the full story here … Continue reading

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ePub | Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans

The full book by Annu Jalais is now available as free download on Academia.edu >> Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta is the setting for … Continue reading

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Video | “Barge Duyor” (Backyard Door): Song 2 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> 2 Barge Duyor (Backyard Door) [Starting from 5:08] ThemeAn old man says:Whenever I enter and leave my house through the back door I hear the hammering sound of the blacksmith … Continue reading

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Celebrating health, peace and prosperity among the Monpa community of Tawang: The Losar festival (February-March) – Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can ever visit during your travel to India. It is also an important center for Buddhist learning, something that attracts people from all across the world. […] The Losar Festival … Continue reading

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