Category Archives: Southern region – Southern Zonal Council

“Megaliths are spread across the Indian subcontinent, though the bulk of them are found in peninsular India, concentrated in the states of Maharashtra (mainly in Vidarbha), Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.” – Rajat Ubhaykar in “Exploring India’s megalithic culture, a riddle set in stone” (Livemint, 3 July 2016)
https://www.livemint.com/Sundayapp/ah8MlN3mwHQjIpmBZBhcXJ/Exploring-Indias-megalithic-culture-a-riddle-set-in-stone.html
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=38630

“Tamil Nadu has 7.21 [721000] lakh tribal populations as per 2011 census which constitutes 1.10% of the total population. There are 36 tribes and sub tribes in Tamil Nadu. Literacy rate of the population is 27.9%. Most of the tribals in Tamil Nadu are cultivators, agriculture labourers or dependent on forests for their livelihood. There are six primitive tribes in Tamil Nadu.” – “Tribal Development” (Government of Tamil Nadu Forest Department, 29 May 2018)
https://www.forests.tn.gov.in/pages/view/Tribal_Development_on-going
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=10767

“Southern Zonal Council, comprising the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and the Union Territory of Puducherry” – Government of India in “Zonal Councils – Genesis” (accessed 3 April 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?page_id=20801

“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

“Remote tribal memory of Indus civilization”: Bridging the gap in space and time with the Dravidian hypothesis – Tamil Nadu

REMNANTS OF DRAVIDIAN NAME HERITAGE IN INDUS VALLEY AND BEYOND Balakrishnan, R. The “Dravidian hypothesis” is considered the most plausible of all the prevailing theories on the language of Indus Valley Civilization (IVC). Again, in the context of tracing the … Continue reading

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Towards better and healthier education for all tribal children: Pioneering ‘bag- free schools’ in Wayanad – Kerala

Kozhikode: A school in Wayanad, where majority of students hail from tribal and other economically weaker sections, has set a model by doing away with school bags. While lugging heavy school bags has been a daily burden to students elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Jackfruit and indigenous knowledge: The Kaani tribal community of Kanyakumari forests – Tamil Nadu

RELEVANCE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES RELATED TO JACKFRUIT, WITH REFERENCE TO THE KAANI INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF KANYAKUMARI FORESTS Photos and text by the late Davidson Sargunam (Environmental Educator, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District) Abstract: The Kaani tribal community resides in 48 … Continue reading

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Celebrating movement in peace and togetherness: Jana Sanskriti Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed – West Bengal

The idea of Theatre of the Oppressed was born in South America in the early seventies from the work and practice of Brazilian theatre theoretician and director Augusto Boal. Jana Sanskriti was the first group to bring Theatre of the … 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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