Category Archives: Western region –  Western Zonal Council

“[With a tribal population of 10.5 million or 9.35 percent of the total population according to the Census of 2011, Maharashtra] has the second largest tribal population in the country, next only to Madhya Pradesh, with 10 percent of the total ST population of India. Numerically, Maharashtra state has the largest number of tribal population in the country.” – Foreword to “Tribal Sub-Plan in Maharashtra: A Diagnostic Study” (TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai supported by Unicef Maharashtra, December 2015)
https://cdnbbsr.s3waas.gov.in/s3c8758b517083196f05ac29810b924aca/uploads/2019/11/2019112971.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=31354

“Western Zonal Council, comprising the States of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and  Daman & Diu” – Government of India in “Zonal Councils – Genesis” (accessed 3 April 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/

“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

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

eBook | Creation of Night and Day (Rathwi) – A story from Gujarat

Long, long ago there was a time when the sun would shine all along in the sky and there would always be light on earth …

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Adivasi music – bibliography

Audio-resource-link: The Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya Pradesh – audio examples and information >> Babiracki, C.M., ‘Tribal music in the study of great and little traditions of Indian music’. In: B. Nettl (ed.), Comparative musicology and anthropology of music. … Continue reading

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Residential schools: Government plans for preserving art and culture in regions with tribals majority

The name of legendary tribal archer Ekalavya will soon become synonymous with residential schools in each block of the country where tribals constitute a majority of the population. This was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his – Budget … Continue reading

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Video | “Share your groundwater story!”: World Water Day held annually on 22 March – United Nations

GROUNDWATER – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is … Continue reading

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eBook | Rudiments of the Bhili language (1895): Free Download on Internet Archive.org

RUDIMENTS OF THE BHILI LANGUAGE BY THE EEV. CKAS. S. THOMPSON, Church Missionary Society, Rajputana. AHMEDABAD: UNITED PRINTING PRESS. 1895 Source: Rudiments of the Bhili language, Internet ArchiveAddress: https://archive.org/details/rudimentsofbhili00thomrichDate Visited: 25 March 2022

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