Category Archives: Central region

Gond tribal dance revived near Pench National Park – Madhya Pradesh

Villagers at Sawra have decided to revive their traditional dances in an effort to preserve and showcase their rich culture. Satpuda Foundation (a wildlife conservation NGO working in central India) is encouraging this and other community initiatives. It is hoped … Continue reading

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Bastar Dasara in Jagdalpur (July – October): Ancient customs and modernity – Chhattishgarh

Brinda Suri, The Hindu, 17 October 2018 In the heart of Bastar, where the beauty of the jungle holds sway, is a Dasara celebration unchanged by the passage of time | Read the full story and view more photos here >> She’s attired … Continue reading

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Women of the Rabari community: Their contribution to international design and typography – Chhattisgarh

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Heralding social and economic actions: Hunting and food gathering in Durwa culture – Bastar

“Just as hunting is also about territory, the actions of food gathering links Durwa culture to language and metaphor to perceptions in ecology, and gives it a unique vantage from which to view a forest based lifestyle.” | Read the … Continue reading

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Discussing scholarly publications with the tribal communities concerned: “Madias are not Gonds”

From the report by Nandini Bedi and Erik de Maaker based on 14 December 2008 discussions including Lalsu, a member of the Madia community: […] The Madias, like the Baigas see the Gonds as their kings or rulers. […] When … Continue reading

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