Category Archives: Seven Sister States & Sikkim – North Eastern Council

“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. […] The North Eastern States i.e. (i) Assam (ii) Arunachal Pradesh (iii) Manipur (iv) Tripura (v) Mizoram (vi) Meghalaya (vii) Nagaland and (viii) Sikkim are part of North Eastern Council, set up under the North Eastern Council Act, 1972.” –  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

Please note: The Inter-State Council Secretariat is headed by a Secretary to the Government of India; neither the “North Eastern Council” nor any of the above “North Eastern States” are mentioned on its official website under “Zonal Councils – Composition” & “Zonal Councils – Genesis” “last updated on 04/08/2016” (accessed 4 May 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/composition-2/
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/

The unique narrative of shawls worn among 16 major tribes: Reflecting one’s social standing and the younger generation’s changing tastes – Nagaland

ANTHONY KURIAKOSE narrates how each Naga shawl is a thing of beauty, mystery, history and eternal appeal. And how each shawl wraps in its folds, a unique narrative. In the textile history of  India, the warrior shawls of  Nagaland have … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi music – the resilience of a tradition in an age of globalization – Meghalaya

The Jeebon Roy Memorial Creative Arts Akademi has its origins in the Seng Khasi movement which began as a   challenge to British domination and now counters the growing influence of western popular music by promoting the region’s cultural heritage. Watch Khasi … Continue reading

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Use of the body to communicate, sing and tell stories: Challenges to the imposition of an allegedly modern culture on formerly or currently colonised regions

In many formerly or currently colonised regions like South Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the American South and Native America, there has always existed a rich, vibrant tradition of oral storytelling, one that was marginalised, often violently, through an imposition of … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Nagaland

“The Dept of Social Welfare, Government of Nagaland was established in the year 1968 with the sole purpose of implementing social welfare schemes. Presently the department is looking after five different ministries [including Ministry of Tribal Affairs].” – Learn more | Govt., NGOs … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Andaman and Nicobar Islands

“Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare Department is committed for the overall socio-economic development of scheduled tribes in the State through formulation of policies and programs duly implementing the constitutional safeguards.” – Learn more | Govt., NGOs and universities | People’s Archive of … Continue reading

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