“Rethinking tribals”: Articles on Adivasi culture in Folio Special issue

Ever since the Portuguese travel writers and missionaries decided to describe the vast variety of ethnic and occupational groups and sects of the Indian subcontinent in terms of “caste” and …

“Indigenous people are at the forefront of the struggle to save the planet”: Defending the guardians of nature

On a very small scale compared to the widely promoted homogenising mega-schools, [alternative schools] respect diversity and are sensitive to the socio-cultural and political context of the children. […] The …

eBook | The vulnerability of tribal populations: Tribes of India

The vulnerability of tribal populations to exploitation by minor government officials, as well as moneylenders, landlords, and other agents of vested interests, can largely be traced to their illiteracy and …

eBook & eJournal | Learn more about tribal communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The ancient tribal communities that lived here in the Andaman Islands […] have lived and flourished here for at least 40,000 years., but the end could well be round the …

Endangered languages identified by Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) – Karnataka

Siddi and Hakki Pikki ‘critically endangered’ Of the 50 languages that are spoken in Karnataka, eight are potentially endangered and two critical endangered, according to a survey conducted by the …

Cultural invisibility – India’s 600 potentially endangered languages

Source: Interview by Adrija Roychowdhury, Indian Express 3 May 3 2020URL: https://indianexpress.com/article/research/international-mother-language-day-2018-ganesh-devy-indian-languages-5072487/Date visited: 26 May 2020 “The state of indigenous languages today mirrors the situation of indigenous peoples. In many …

India’s tribal cultural heritage – Bihar

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Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes) are the largest tribal population in the world – World Directory of Minorities

Profile | To read the full article, click here >> Source: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous PeoplesURL: https://minorityrights.org/minorities/adivasis-2/Date visited: 20 November 2021 India ranked 51th in 2021’s Peoples under …

”No one wants the forest to disappear”: Dr. Felix Padel on peace, justice, the Forest Rights Act and music

How could peace be brought, with justice? Is there even a movement for peace? How does this war compare with other wars in India, and worldwide? Few have targeted civilian …

“Development is invariably a form of change, but not all forms of change can be termed development”: A context for India’s tribal heritage, past and present

Source: Tribal travails by Madhu Sarin (Frontline Magazine, 21 September 2012)Address: http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2918/stories/20120921291808100.htmDate Visited: 9 March 2021 Despite their vast differences, anthropologists, including Elwin and Ghurye, as well as Srinivas and …