Category Archives: Websites by tribal communities

Santals and Santiniketan: Rabindranath’s concept of raising everyday life on to a higher level – West Bengal

Dr Prabir Chatterjee Sun, 12 Apr 2009 | To read the full story, click here >> It is well-known that Rabindranath Tagore harboured a special affection for the Santhals in the villages around Santiniketan. He saw in their life a special beauty. They … Continue reading

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A balanced curriculum that helps children “retain the tribal values that have relevance even today and accept the good brought in by modernization”: Interview with the founders of the Vidyodaya School for Adivasi children – Tamil Nadu

The Vidyodaya School | To read the entire interview, click here >> Tucked away in the Blue Mountains, close to Ooty, the tourist destination of Tamil Nadu in southern India, is the small sleepy town of Gudalur, the home town … Continue reading

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Video | Tribal culture and natural resources: The Chota Nagpur plateau of eastern India – Jharkhand

Chota Nagpur plateau is in eastern India, in Jharkhand state. The plateau is composed of Precambrian rocks (more than 540,000,000 years old). Chota Nagpur is the collective name for the Ranchi, Hazaribagh, and Kodarma plateaus, which have an area of … Continue reading

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Dance and music of the Santal community – West Bengal & Jharkhand

[…] Unlike many other tribal groups of the Indian Subcontinent, the Santals are known for preserving their native language despite waves of migrations and invasions from Dravidians, Indo-Aryans, Mughals, Europeans, and others. Santali culture is depicted in the paintings and … Continue reading

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Video channel “Kaathadi” & Educational exhibition “Makkala Keeche” (Children’s Pockets): Success stories from Vidyodaya in Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

On March 17th, an education exhibition called “Makkala Keeche” (Children’s Pockets) was organized at Vidyodaya school. We saw children taking ownership to present their exhibits on Science and Maths, their paintings and craft items and some elements of Adivasi culture. … Continue reading

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