Category Archives: Regions of India – Tribal heritage & indigenous knowledge

“The Indian subcontinent boasts of a rich and diverse history involving multi-ethnic origins, and this has been established by in-depth scholarship on linguistics, mythology, folklore and anthropology, archaeology, geology, big-history and genetics.” – Ma­nu­raj Shun­mu­ga­sun­daram in “The Dravidian movement and Aryan illusions” (The Hindu, 23 July 2022)
https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-dravidian-movement-and-aryan-illusions/article65672119.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=26937

“The idea of creation of Zonal Councils was mooted by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956 […] ‘to develop the habit of cooperative working’ among these States.” –  Government of India in “Zonal Councils” (accessed 3 April 2021)
https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/ZCS-CitiCharter-130710_0.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?page_id=20801

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India’s tribal cultural heritage – Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep, which is a land in the deep Arabian Sea and is a part of the Indian Subcontinent, is recognised as the smallest Union Territory of India. The UT has one Lok Sabha constituency which is reserved for Scheduled Tribes … Continue reading

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Video | The festival that gives freedom to women to make choices about their marriage: A tradition for over 250 years – Odisha

Source: Unique Tribal Wedding CustomsAddress : http://www.videovolunteers.org/unique-tribal-wedding-customs/Date Visited: 15 December 2022

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Tips | Biodiversity, ethnobotany, health and nutrition

Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and … Continue reading

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Yelagiri’s traditional architecture: Tribal huts compare favourably with concrete structures – Tamil Nadu

On a gigantic rock at Pallakaniyur sits an example of Yelagiri’s own piece of traditional architecture, passed on for generations together. The dwelling of Govindasamy, with its unique structural design and construction techniques stands proof of the tribal culture of … Continue reading

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Giving Irula healing practices a place in modern medicine: A new source of livelihood for “one among the six oldest Adivasi tribes” – Puducherry & Tamil Nadu

The term Irula means being capable of finding one’s path in dark forests, according to an Irula myth | Read the full report in the Times of India here >> Born in nature’s lap, Irulas share a symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth. They … Continue reading

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