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)

Vadu on the Old Woman’s Nose (Dhodia) – A story from Gujarat

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“Cover Your Country” by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives through photos, narratives, film, and audio materials

Jael Silliman, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Saturday , November 12 , 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Rural India’s diversity is well known. Yet the fact that more than 833 million people live in India’s villages, speak over … Continue reading

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Tip | Information about India’s “Particularly vulnerable tribal groups” (PVTG): The relevant facts and up-to-date press reports at your fingertips

Find information on India’s “Particularly vulnerable tribal groups” instantly by using the following Category for posts on this website: Particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) >> perusing reports and other publications here (type “particularly vulnerable tribal group” in the search window): Govt. … Continue reading

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Role of sacred groves in adivasi society: Adivasi Munnetra Sangam Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

Role of Sacred Groves and their current status in adivasi societyConservation of natural resources has been an integral part of diverse cultures in different ways. Indigenous communities all over the world lived in harmony with the nature and conserved its … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Planting cyclone-resistent trees known for their health benefits and potential to prevent sea erosion: Palmyra Planting programme by Enviro Link and Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) to celebrate World Environment Day – Tamil Nadu

More than 1,000 Palmyra (Borassus flabellifer) known as Asian Palmyra Palm, seeds were planted at the Pallam coastal belt on the Arabian Sea in Kanyakumari district  as a carbon neutrality initiative by Enviro Link and Tribal Foundation, Nagercoil as a mark of … Continue reading

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