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

A master of traditional Kurumba painting techniques: Krishnan of Velaricombai village (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

Making do without blue in the Blue Mountains Olivia Waring,  April 4, 2017 | To view these and more photos in larger size and read the full article, click here >> Krishnan of Velaricombai village in the Nilgiris attempts to breathe life into … Continue reading

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The dance went on: Adivasi self-assertion and networking during tribal cultural festival in Ranchi – Jharkhand

Watching tribal dancing live and up close is a hugely different experience from watching it on telly. For the 40-strong Gudalur adivasi group, recently invited by the Central University of Jharkhand to the Tribal Cultural Festival in Ranchi, the face-to-face … Continue reading

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Participation of tribal children in music CD production and dance programme: Aseema Trust and Vidya Vanam School at Anaikkati – Tamil Nadu

Enjoyable listening and a special gift for lovers of Indian music: CD “Kelir Kelir” produced by Aseema Trust and Rukminidevi Natyakshetra Tastefully arranged, this professionally produced CD is intended for educational use in Tamil Nadu’s schools. The songs and dance cover a wide … Continue reading

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The Jennu Habba (Honey Festival): “We would like to share with our children the thrill and joy of our traditions” – Southern region

It is the honey season and bee hives in the forest are bursting with sweetness. Over generations our people, the Kattunayakans have mastered the skills required to take honey from the hives. With a rich history of song, dance and … Continue reading

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August) – Unesco

Indigenous peoples and UNESCO Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area. Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity, … Continue reading

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