Category Archives: Poetry

“Take up the Green cause”: Kalakshetra has demonstrated the scope for creating an artificial forest with a wide variety of flora and fauna – Tamil Nadu

A Tamil couplet from Kannappar Kuravanji of Thozuvoor Markanda Naavalar I meditate on the divine forces of the wilderness, to whom the forest rituals are offered. O Mannaru Saami, O Mother Maari, Chamundi, Irulan, Sangile Karuppan – Your though delights me. Quoted … Continue reading

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Vibrant contemporary writing from the north-eastern region: Overcoming marginalisation of culture and literature

K. Satchidanandan Print edition : June 14, 2013 , Frontline Magazine, Columns, Print edition : June 14, 2013Read the full article and view more photos here >>  The poets from the north-eastern region have to meet the double challenge of truth and liberty, … Continue reading

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Adivasis’ world view: A truly sustainable lifestyle – Comment

Mari Marcel Thekaekara , NewInt,  July 15, 2013 | Read the full article >> Photo credit: © Stan Thekaekara […] Defining what’s special about India’s adivasi or indigenous people is complicated. People, mostly anthropologists and human rights defenders, who know adivasis and … Continue reading

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Nirmala Putul: A Santal poet questioning ‘development’ and ‘progress’ in modern civilization

Mountain Childby Nirmala Putul The mountain child —a fragment of the mountain —plays in the lap of the mountain Toddling up the mountainhe plants his feet in the mountain soilto rise like a mountainin the land of mountains The whole … Continue reading

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JAGWAR Santal Literary Meet 2013 (23-24 January): Johar HRD Centre, Dumka – Jharkhand

View a slideshow Press coverage Report SANTAL ONOLIA HELMEL 2013 Introduction: For centuries, a large proportion of India’s rich literary heritage was conserved in oral form in the tribal/ indigenous/ adivasi languages of India. After these tribal languages were reduced … Continue reading

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