Category Archives: Poetry

“The mountain child—a fragment of the mountain—plays in the lap of the mountain / Toddling up the mountain / he plants his feet in the mountain soil / to rise like a mountain / in the land of mountains” – Excerpt from “Mountain Child”, a Santali poem by Nirmala Putul who questions ‘development’ and ‘progress’ in modern civilization
https://www.poetrytranslation.org/poems/18/Mountain_Child
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=11376

“My poetry is firmly rooted in Kerala. It talks about trees unique to our landscape, fish that can only be found in our ponds, and tribes that carry ancient memories of Malayalam. There are many amidst us who are despised, humiliated and oppressed by human conditions such as caste, colour and gender. They shouldn’t be apologetic but assert themselves. My poems celebrate the beauty of blackness and ugliness. Such poetry cannot be performed, or composed. It lacks music, it has to be read.” – S. Joseph, who introduced Malayalam poetry to hitherto unexpressed human conditions in “Joseph and his brothers” (blog by John Cheeran, Times of India, 23 January 2016)
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/Arrackistan/joseph-and-his-brothers
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4413

“You tell me, screaming / That this nurtured plot of land / this pond, this farmhouse / you tell me, these are not mine? […] The land of thick jungles / a desolate land of trees and vines / We worked hard to clean it up / to make it liveable / and lived happily / I must reach for my bow and arrow.” – Excerpt from a Santali poem by Parimal Hembram who recites poems in both Bengali and Santali (The Little Magazine, Vol. VII, Issue 3 & 4., Translation into English by Antara Dev Sen)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=23529

“My voice is for freedom, for people, against injustice, against colonialism and neo-colonialism. […] I disagree with the naming of our community as “Tea-tribe”. Is there any community in this world named after a commodity?” – Kamal Kumar Tanti in (Ashley Tellis, The Hindu, 31 July 2010)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4667

Video | Setu “bridge” on Adivasi poet and publisher Jeetendra Vasava belonging to the Narmada region – Gujarat

The clip is called Setu, meaning bridge and features Jeetendra Vasava, a young writer belonging to the Narmada region in south Gujarat. Jeetendra speaks Dehwali, a tribal language spoken in regions of south Gujarat and northern Maharashtra. Jeetendra is a faculty … Continue reading

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eJournal | Tribes in Transition-III: “Preserving Tribal Memory through New Forms of Orality in the Digital Era”

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Adivasis’ world view: A truly sustainable lifestyle – Comment

Adivasi people: proud not primitive | Read the full article >> […] Defining what’s special about India’s adivasi or indigenous people is complicated. People, mostly anthropologists and human rights defenders, who know adivasis and have worked closely with them, also tend … Continue reading

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A poem by Maori writer Hone Tuwhare (1922-2008)

A Rainy Day with Hone Tuwhare Hotere: Out the Black Window. Ralph Hotere’s Work with New Zealand Poets. Auckland Art Gallery / Toi o Taamaki, 4 July – 9 September. I can hear youmaking small holesin the silencerain. Rain. It … Continue reading

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eJournal | The Johar Journal: A multidisciplinary journal that aims to familiarize people with the tribal way of life – New Delhi

The primary aims of this e-journal are: To familiarize mainstream academia with the tribal worldview To provide mainstream scholars access to tribal writers through translation To change mainstream ways of looking at the tribal persona and the tribal protagonist To make … Continue reading

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