Category Archives: Eastern region – Eastern Zonal Council

“Eastern Zonal Council, comprising the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal” – Government of India in “Zonal Councils – Genesis” (accessed 3 April 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/

Zonal Cultural Centres
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=13904

“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

“The largest number of main tribal communities (62) has been specified in relation to the State of Orissa.” – National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Government of India (Ministry of Tribal Affairs), accessed on 14 September 2021
https://www.ncst.gov.in/content/frequently-asked-questions
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=22095

India’s tribal cultural heritage – Jharkhand

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Dronacharya Award: “A shameful chapter in India’s history” – Jharkhand

Jharkhand Human Rights Movement C/o-Mr. Suleman Odeya, Near Don Bosci ITC Gate, Khorha Toli, Kokar, Ranchi -834001. 0651-3242752 Email: jhrmindia@gmail.com Ref: JHRM/PI/2013/04 Date: 29/08/2013 To,Sri Pranab Mukherjee,President of India,Rashtrapati Bhavan,New Delhi – 110004India. Sub: Requesting for suspension of prestigious “Dronacharya … Continue reading

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Jaipal Singh and the adivasi (adibasi) movement of modern India: A gifted speaker from Chotanagpur – Jharkhand

Ramachandra Guha, India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy (p. 115) | More information and book review >> The first report on minority rights, made public in late August 1947, provided for reservation for Untouchables only. Muslims were denied … Continue reading

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School enrolment and literacy: State priorities towards education under colonial rule and since India’s independence – Gujarat, Jharkhand, Manipur, Rajasthan & West Bengal

Why does China soar where India continues to struggle? The most basic reason is state priorities towards education. As of 1947, the literacy rate in India was barely 11%. But the Chinese emulated Japan’s earlier policy choices (and were themselves … Continue reading

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Video | Marriage customs of the Santals: A large mural created by village artists to express their cultural identity – West Bengal

Marriage Reception A Santal marriage takes five days and involves various, often complex, rituals. On the day of the Gidi-chumara (Marriage Reception) the women arrive to bless the bride and groom with grass and grains of rice which are kept … Continue reading

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