Category Archives: Southern region

For “Southern Zonal Council” (comprising Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana), see “Regions of India”
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?cat=593

Note: “Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep are not members of any of the Zonal Councils. However, they are presently special invitees to the Southern Zonal Council.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_India
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=13904

“Our intention is to protect, promote and educate the present youths on tribal languages. These unique languages are endangered with many people migrating to urban areas.” – T T Basavanagouda (Director, Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute) on support extended to members of the Hakki Pikki and Dungri Garasia communities whose mother tongues are on the verge of extinction, quoted in “Dictionaries on tribal lingo to be brought out by year-end” (The Times of India, 3 December 2014)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysuru/Dictionaries-on-tribal-lingo-to-be-brought-out-by-year-end/articleshow/45360898.cms
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=17105

“If the discovery [of 19 pictographs from a cave in Hampi] stands the scrutiny of experts in the field, it would mean that the Gonds living in central and southern India could have migrated from the Indus Valley civilisation.” – S. Harpal Singh in “Gonds may have migrated from Indus Valley” (The Hindu, Telangana, 16 December 2014)
Address: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/gonds-may-have-migrated-from-indus-valley/article6698419.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20315

“The growing human population all along the coastal zone is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and other natural disasters, including sea level rise. The livelihoods of millions are likely to be affected as a result of both physical and social vulnerabilities. Despite inherent capacity among coastal communities to adapt and cope with changing scenarios, the situation analysis at Sorlagondi village, located in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh (AP), revealed that an asset-less community depending largely on uncertain income sources is facing vulnerabilities due to climate change. They are Yanadi, one of the prominent tribal congregates present along the extended areas between the rivers Krishna and Godavari. The traditionally preferred life style was to live in harmony with god, humanity and nature however, their strong attachment to natural environment was lost due to displacement.” – Case study titled “Diversification of Livelihoods in Transforming Socio Economic and Gender Relations: A case study of Yanadi Tribes in AP” by Sophia J D (Principal Scientist, MSSRF, Chennai)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=27249

Resources for the classroom: Learning from and about India’s tribal communities, their culture and knowledge systems

“[I]t is some of the basic values and ideology imbibed in the traditional tribal socio-cultural milieus that should have been emulated and promoted amongst the non-tribal mainstream, not, as has been going on, the other way round.” Source: ’Who Is … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Telangana

Banjara Embroidery and Needle works are made extensively by the nomads of Telangana. […] [T]he popular tribe of Banjaras moved towards the Deccan Plateau in South India in 17th century during the reign of Aurangzeb, a Mughal Emperor. They are … Continue reading

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Reducing the impact of the corona virus in Kanyakumari District: Physicians in favour of indigenous medicine and food habits – Tamil Nadu

Citizens have become aware of the causes just as the impact, curative, quarantine, rehabilitative aspects of the virus and even become COVID literates by wearing masks, sanitizing and keeping social distance. Another noticeable change concerns food habits and a trend … Continue reading

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Knowing their rights and making it known: The four indigenous communities in the Gudalur valley of the Nilgiris – Tamil Nadu

The Gudalur valley in the Nilgiris is home to four distinct indigenous communities – Paniyas, Kattunayakans, Mullukurumbas and Bettakurumbas. Learn more: https://cultureandconservation.wordpress.com/test/ >> On 15th December, 2014, members from 31 Tribal Gram Sabhas of the Gudalur and Pandalur Taluks organized … Continue reading

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Training and employment opportunities for India’s tribal youth: A round-up of recent initiatives and press reports – Kerala, Rajasthan & Telangana

At a time when most art forms of the Scheduled Tribes in the country have faded into oblivion, the Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS) in Kozhikode is on a mission to revive and … Continue reading

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