Category Archives: Media portrayal

“Like Sahu, hundreds of citizen journalists, mostly Chhattisgarh tribals, are using their phones to file reports on issues ranging from the administration to Maoism. People record their messages in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi, and some in Kuduk and Gondi dialects. Sahu files her reports in Chhattisgarhi. The system — called CGnet Swara — is fairly simple. […] It’s the voice of the tribals in an area where issues related to them are hardly mentioned in the mainstream media.” – Story on CGnet Swara and the Chhattisgarh Network website www.cgnet.in, The Telegraph (Calcutta, 30 May 2010)
https://www.telegraphindia.com/7-days/by-the-tribal-for-the-tribal/cid/516741
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=9489

Touring ten drought-stricken states in India transformed the acclaimed journalist Palagummi Sainath – showing him a devastating situation mostly ignored by his fellow journalists. “I felt that if the Indian Press was covering the top 5 percent, I should cover the bottom percent.” He also believes the media around the world is, for the most part, imprisoned by profiteering and political constraints. A conversation with Saint Francis Xavier University’s Coady Chair in Social Justice for 2015 (CBC radio podcast May 27, 2016)
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/imprisoned-by-profit-media-democracy-1.3601228
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=23847

“’Deprivation’ refers to the inability of individuals in a society to achieve basic human functionings. Among these are the ability to live a long and healthy life free from avoidable disease and hunger, and the opportunity to be educated and to have access to resources needed for a socially acceptable standard of living. Some forms of deprivation may apply to all, or to the majority of, the members of specific social groups (such as Dalits) or classes (such as landless agricultural labourers). […] Although deprivation so defined is a huge part of contemporary Indian reality both in the countryside and in cities, the mainstream media do not generally give it informed, sustained coverage.” –  Asian College of Journalism: “Covering Deprivation” (course-related information)
https://www.asianmedia.org.in/acj/programme/covering-deprivation/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=23343

Tribal tribal folk songs recorded colonial archivists

Shekhar Krishnan Posted: Sat Jul 12 1997 IST […] The recording industry has come a long way since the days when colonial archivists would travel the corners of British India recording tribal folk songs and temple bhajans making wax masters which … Continue reading

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Indian Folklife & Indian Folklore Research Journal – India’s National Folklore Support Centre

Indian Folklife publishes original and unpublished research papers, and announcements in the discipline of Folklore. Indian Folklife is published quarterly by India’s National Folklore Support Centre. Request for online/manuscript submissions should be addressed to M.D.Muthukumaraswamy, Editor, Indian Folklife, C/O National … Continue reading

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Adivasi poetry that “expresses unwillingness and disagreement”: Probing into the culture of the ex-tea garden labourers – Assam

On second day of TLF, session on “Young Tribal Writers; Their Themes, Issues and Challenges was organized.” The session was chaired by Prof. Sivashish Biswas, Assam University, Assam. During the session, five speakers talked about the emerging young writers from the … Continue reading

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Tribal Literature: Santhals and their Cultural Anxiety –”Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 34: Tribal Literature: Santhals and their Cultural Anxiety Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi TERESA TUDU Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi KEYWORDS: ANTHROPOLOGY, IDENTITY, EXPRESSION, CIVILIZATION, SANTHAL … Continue reading

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Adivaani “the Adivasi voice” at Kolkata Book Fair (29 Jan – 9 Feb 2020): A publishing house for India’s indigenous population – West Bengal

Find adivaani titles at LeftWord BooksHall no-1, Stall no-15. (Closest entrance gate no: 3)Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake, Karunamoyee crossing, Kolkata. Wed, 29 Jan, 2020 – Sun, 9 Feb, 202012 PM – 8 PM Two out of print titles: We … Continue reading

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