Category Archives: Eastern region

For “Eastern Zonal Council” (comprising Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal); and “North Eastern Council” (comprising Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim), see “Regions of India”
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“Though India is hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, our small cluster of two Adivasi villages in West Bengal has not suffered infections yet. We do feel the economic impacts of course. […] Farm work has continued quietly. To many Santals, one lesson of the pandemic has been that agriculture provides the safest livelihoods. It goes on even when other sectors close down.” – Boro Baski in “Safe so far” (D+C Development and Cooperation, 30 October 2020)
https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/though-india-badly-affected-covid-19-two-adivasi-villages-west-bengal-have-not-suffered
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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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Traditional music instruments of the Santals at the Museum of Santal Culture – West Bengal

Tirio bamboo flute * Dhodro banam bowed instrument * Madol or tumdak double-sided barrel drum * Photos: Boro Baski, Museum of Santal Culture; photo credit: Ludwig Pesch © 2012 Information on these and other music instruments provided by the Wesanthals E-Group * … Continue reading

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Music album and video by Santal village children and youths (DVD, CD): “Children see world around them differently” – West Bengal & Odisha

The photos were taken by the students themselves. Now, we have produced two music albums (one video and another audio). All the photos and video clippings that are used in the album are also taken by the students and teachers … Continue reading

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Jointly creating storybooks in familiar languages for first-generation learners: Suchana, Pratham Books and StoryWeaver – West Bengal

Books take tribal kids back to school Boishakhi Dutt, The Telegraph (Calcutta), 21 June 2018 | Read the full story and view larger images here >> Calcutta: Churki Hansda remembers standing on the road instead of going to school on … Continue reading

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ePub | Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans

FOREST OF TIGERS: PEOPLE, POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE SUNDARBANSby Annu Jalais (Routledge India, 2009) Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta are the setting for … Continue reading

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