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)

Video | “Baihar Hana Sare” (Over the Green Field): Song 8 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

8 Baihar Hana Sare (Over the Green Field) [Starting from 10:48] ThemeThis is the song we have composed for our Non-formal Santal school, the Rolf Schoembs Vidyashram. The students and teachers of the school sing it regularly. It describes how … Continue reading

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Tip | Health and the nutritional value of indigenous grains, seeds and millets: “The tribal food basket has always been ­diverse and nutritious”

By Damayanti Datta | Read the full article >> Despite designing the world’s earliest and largest schemes on hunger and malnutrition, having surplus grains and food wastage, millions of Indians go to sleep hungry every night. It’s an invisible emergency … Continue reading

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“Archery is the traditional game of Chhattisgarh”: Youngsters who excel – Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh

Tribal village Siwatarai emerges as archery hub | Read the full article here >> Divya Dubey, Times of India, 27 November 2017 RAIPUR: In the midst of forests, a tiny village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh has emerged as a hub of … Continue reading

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On the need for counselling and rehabiliting victims of human trafficking: Ranchi-based Asha Kiran “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – Jharkhand

Plenary Session 5: Human Trafficking in Tribal India: A Focus on Jharkhand Presented by: Sister Gemma Toppo, Ursuline Convent, Ranchi, Jharkhand Chaired by: Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Sister Gemma Toppo, founder-member of the Ranchi-based NGO, … Continue reading

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In honour of the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures, their ways of relating to people and the environment: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019 celebrated in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrated by Kaani indigenous people Nagercoil The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated by Kaani indigenous people at Mookaraikal Tribal settlement in Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats. Addressing the tribal … Continue reading

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